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812ct2QZwRLTHE ELIZAS by Sara Shepard

When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family assumes it’s just another failed suicide attempt. But Eliza swears she was pushed, and her rescuer is the only witness.

Desperate to find out who attacked her, Eliza takes it upon herself to investigate. But as the publication date for her novel draws closer, Eliza finds more questions than answers. Like why are her editor, agent, and family mixing up events from her novel with events from her life?  The deeper Eliza goes into her investigation, the closer her life starts to resemble her novel, until the line between reality and fiction starts to blur and she can no longer tell where her protagonist’s life ends and hers begins.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Bianca Salvant. Thanks, Atria Books!


51CdB2KZgiLTHE LAURAS by Sara Taylor

After a fight with Alex’s father, Ma pulls Alex out of bed and onto a pilgrimage of self-discovery through her own enthralling past. Guided by a memory map of places and people from Ma’s life before motherhood, the pair travels from Virginia to California, each new destination and character revealing secrets, stories, and unfinished business. Slowly, Alex begins to realizes that the road trip is not a string of arbitrary stops, but a journey whose destination is perhaps Ma’s biggest secret of all. Told from the perspective of Alex, a teenager who equates gender identification with unwillingly choosing a side in a war, and written with a stunningly assured lyricism, The Lauras is a fearless study of identity, set against the gorgeously rendered landscape of North America.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Thanks, Hogarth!



Frances is a cool-headed and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend and comrade-in-arms is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, Frances and Bobbi catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into Melissa’s world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances’s friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally, terribly, with Bobbi. Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances’s intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Roxanne Hiatt. Thanks, Hogarth!


51+opaRVD3LHOW TO BEHAVE IN A CROWD by Camille Bordas

Isidore Mazal is eleven years old, the youngest of six siblings living in a small French town. He doesn’t quite fit in. Berenice, Aurore, and Leonard are on track to have doctorates by age twenty-four. Jeremie performs with a symphony, and Simone, older than Isidore by eighteen months, expects a great career as a novelist. Isidore has never skipped a grade or written a dissertation. But he notices things the others don’t, and asks questions they fear to know. So when tragedy strikes the Mazal family, Isidore is the only one to recognize how everyone is struggling with their grief, and perhaps the only one who can help them—if he doesn’t run away from home first.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Roxanne Hiatt. Thanks, Tim Duggan Books!



Welcome to LA? Nineties’ Hollywood gets an Italian makeover in this poignant and ruefully funny coming-of-age novel featuring a teenage girl who’s on shaky ground—in more ways than one.

Please email Sarah Engelmann with your thoughts and comments, or use social media and tag @doubledaybooks and @chiarabarzini. Thanks, Doubleday!

51j6v3F60+LRANGER GAMES by Ben Blum

Intricate, heartrending, and morally urgent, Ranger Games is a crime story like no other.

Please email Sarah Engelmann with your thoughts and comments, or use social media and tag @doubledaybooks. Thanks, Doubleday!



When a woman named Jessica regains consciousness in a French hospital on the day after the Paris attacks, all she can think of is fleeing the site of the horror she survived. But a steadfast friend urges her to reconsider. She reluctantly agrees to follow through with the trip they’d planned before the tragedy.

At a flea market, Jessica finds a faded document concealed in an antique. She uncovers the story of a young woman who lived centuries before—her faith condemned, her life endangered, because of her faith. Could this stranger who lived three hundred years before hold the key to Jessica’s survival?

Please email Paul Fisher with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


81SPKj6Rp5LDEAD PEOPLE SUCK by Laurie Kilmartin

Dead People Suck is an honest, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud guide to grief. Full of hilarity and very real advice, the book is broken down into six sections: a guide for the dying, a guide for loved ones, advice on the process of dying, the ins and outs of grief and funeral preparation, the various stages of mourning, and a bonus tips chapter for friends and bystanders. With chapters like “The Real Obit: He Died At Home, Surrounded by Loved Ones Who Were Texting On Their iPhones” and “The First Time You Tell a Telemarketer, ‘She Can’t Come to the Phone Right Now Because She Is Dead,’” this book will offer a necessary resource—full of pragmatic tips on everything from funeral preparation to condolences—without overwhelming the reader with sentiment. Dead People Suck is the perfect read for navigating life’s most complicated moments with a sense of humor, humility, and perspective.

Please email your thoughts to Brianne Sperber or tag @rodalebooks on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. With thanks from Rodale Books.


51XzNvySw9LA TIME TO STAND by Robert Withlow

Robert Whitlow’s A Time to Stand explores racism and the way it is tearing apart our communities across the country. In an all too familiar scenario pitting law enforcement against the communities they defend and protect, where is the justice? Where is the hope? When an African American lawyer is tapped to defend a Caucasian cop accused of shooting an African American teen, tensions grow in a Georgia community. This highly relevant and gripping novel challenges us to ask what it means to forgive while seeking justice, to pursue reconciliation while loving others as ourselves.

Please email Paul Fisher with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


9780425281406A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN by Sherry Thomas

Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old, but in the end, it will be up to Charlotte to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.

Reach out on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @BerkleyPub or email us at  with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Berkley!



The pen is mightier than the sword, and Protest Postcards are the arsenal of the people. With 20 unique cards to make a statement on the myriad political issues currently under threat—from women’s rights and immigration, to education and science—everyday citizens can speak out and flood the mailboxes of their local officials, state representatives, and even the White House.

This package is all you need to speak up and make sure your voice is heard by your local representatives, state senators, members of congress, and the Trump Administration. It’s quick, easy, and absolutely fundamental.

Please use the hashtag #ProtestPostcards to share your thoughts and comments, or send them to Jordan Hanley. Thanks, Castle Point Books!


Adventures in Starry Kitchen_flat coverADVENTURES IN STARRY KITCHEN by Nguyen Tran

In 2008, Nguyen Tran started an off-the-grid eatery in his Los Angeles studio apartment. Word of his fabulous Asian-inspired food quickly spread, turning his culinary speakeasy, Starry Kitchen, into an underground sensation—and the #1 Asian fusion restaurant in L.A. on Yelp.

In his new cookbook, ADVENTURES IN STARRY KITCHEN, Nguyen Tran dishes on the stories from his underground days—the mayhem, mishaps, misdemeanors, milestones, and meals that have contributed to (and nearly derailed) Starry Kitchen’s success, while sharing 88 favorite Starry Kitchen recipes, including Buttermilk Beer Beignets, Singaporean Chili Crab, and, of course, Starry Kitchen’s trademark Crispy Tofu Balls.


Please send your comments and questions to Kim Dayman . Thanks, HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins.


Connelly_TheLateShowTHE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly

Legendary author and #1 New York Times bestselling writer Michael Connelly introduces Renée Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD’s toughest beat—the Late Show. It’s been five years since Connelly last debuted a new character, and we’re excited to join Ballard on the night shift.

Email Pamela Brown with your thoughts and comments, and thank you to Little, Brown and Company for the sneak peek! Follow Michael Connellay at @ConnellyBooks on Twitter, @michaelconnellybooks on Instagram, or


have you met noraHAVE YOU MET NORA? By Nicole Blades

Nora Mackenzie is only days away from marrying into one of New York’s richest, most powerful families. But her fairy tale rise is rooted in an incredible deception-one scandal away from turning her perfect world to ashes . . .

No one knows is that Nora is the biracial daughter of a Caribbean woman and a long-gone white father. Nora found long ago that “passing” as a white woman could give her everything she never had. But now an ex-classmate who Nora betrayed many years ago has returned to her life to even the score. She’s a woman who won’t be bought off, reasoned against, or pleaded with. Running out of choices, Nora must decide how far she will go to protect a lie or give up and finally face the truth.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Rebecca Raskin. Thanks, Dafina!


All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town. Iris and Malina are not allowed to share their magic with anyone, and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love.

But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them. They will discover a wicked curse that haunts their family line—but will they find that the very magic that bonds them together is destined to tear them apart forever?

Please send your thoughts and comments to @EpicReads or email them to Sabrina Abballe, Thanks, Katherine Tegen!


cover large- unravelingUNRAVELING by Sara Ella

The entire universe is unraveling. Can a young heroine stop the fray? Through her mastery of world-building and mind-bending plots, Sara Ella takes fantasy to a new level in Unraveling, the anxiously awaited continuation of the Unblemished Trilogy.

Please send you thoughts and comments to Allison Carter . Thanks, Thomas Nelson!



51vi9P-fgQLWATCH ME DISAPPEAR by Janelle Brown

Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are.

The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies—from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.

“Tantalizing and twisty . . . a spider’s web of a novel . . . You won’t be able to put it down.”—Megan Abbott

Share your comments using #WatchMeDisappear or email Jess Bonet . Thanks, Spiegel & Grau!



Discover this founding father’s incredible true story: his brilliant scholarship and military career; his groundbreaking and enduring policy, which shapes American government today; his salacious and scandalous personal life; his heartrending end.

Richly informed by Hamilton’s own writing, with archival artwork and new illustrations, this is an in-depth biography of an extraordinary man.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Lauren Festa . Thanks, Feiwel & Friends!


9781524714765THE BREATHLESS by Tara Goedjen

No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole’s body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and hasn’t been seen since. Until now. One year—almost to the day—from Ro’s death, when he knocks on the door of Blue Gate Manor and asks where she is.

Cage has no memory of the past twelve months. According to him, Ro was alive only the day before. Ro’s sister Mae wouldn’t believe him, except that something’s not right.  And then Mae finds the little green book hidden in Ro’s room. It’s filled with secrets—dangerous secrets—about her family, and about Ro. And if what it says is true, then maybe, just maybe, Ro isn’t lost forever. And maybe there are secrets better left to the dead.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Kelly McGauley . Thanks, Delacorte Press!



Past, present, and future collide in this full-color novel from debut talent Armand Baltazar, a former designer and artist for DreamWorks, Disney, and Pixar. Timeless is the ultimate mash-up of time and history—an epic and cinematic adventure that stars a diverse cast of characters. For a sneak peek of the first three chapters in full color, visit

Email Alana Whitman with your thoughts and comments, or share them on Twitter @HarperChildrens, @KTegenBooks and @ArmandBaltazar, as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Thanks, Katherine Tegen Books!



51MIgB4L6yLTHE FOREVER SUMMER by Jamie Breener

Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it’s paid off: at twenty-eight she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and the hard-won admiration of her father. But one moment of weakness leaves Marin unemployed and alone, all in a single day. Then a woman claiming to be Marin’s half-sister shows up, and it’s all Marin can do not to break down completely. Seeking escape, Marin agrees to a road trip to meet the grandmother she never knew she had. As the summer unfolds at her grandmother’s quaint beachside B&B, it becomes clear that the truth of her half-sister is just the beginning of revelations that will change Marin’s life forever. THE FOREVER SUMMER is a delicious page-turner and a provocative exploration of what happens when our notions of love, truth, and family are put to the ultimate test.

Please send your questions and comments to Ashley Marudas, or share them on Twitter @LittleBrown and @JamieLBreener and Facebook. Thanks, Little Brown & Company!


51C2M6jShgLHE SAID/SHE SAID by Erin Kelly

From Erin Kelly, queen of the killer twist, He Said/She Said is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will go to make others believe our side of the story.

Please send your questions and comments to Alison Ziegler, or share them on Twitter @Minotaur Books using the hashtag #HeSaidSheSaid #WhoDoYouBelieve. Thanks, Minotaur Books!




From award-winning author Mary Weber, comes a story of video gaming, blood, and power. As an online gamer, Sofi Snow battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena. Her brother Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. When, a bomb shatters the arena, Sofi thinks Shilo’s been taken to an ice-planet – Delonese. Miguel is a Delonese Ambassador. He’s built a career on secrets and seduction. When the bomb explodes, the tables turn and he’s the target. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than Earth can afford.

Please send your questions and comments to Allison Carter . Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


The Names They Gave Us_HiresTHE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

Please send your questions and comments to Brittany Mitchell.  Thanks, Bloomsbury!


51K91DuHNGLBAD ROMANCE by Heather Demetrios

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

Please send your questions and comments to Caitlin Crocker.  Thanks, Henry Holt and Co!


the beauty of the end_trade_compTHE BEAUTY OF THE END by Debbie Howells

Noah is haunted by the memory of the young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier. Then he receives a troubling phone call. April lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose—and the lead suspect in a brutal murder. Deep in his bones, Noah believes she is innocent. But, he also believed they would spend their lives together.

While Noah searches for evidence to clear April’s name, a teenager named Ella begins to sift through the secrets of her own painful family history. And as the two stories converge, there are shocking consequences when at last, the truth emerges. Or so everyone believes…

Please send your questions and comments to Rebecca Raskin. Thanks, Kensington Publishing Corp!


9780451488619ONE GOOD THING by Wendy Wax

Before you can fix it up, you might have to tear it down…Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships. But friendship is made for times like these, to keep each other—and their dreams—from crumbling.

Share your #OneGoodThing on social media—perhaps it’s your dog, a snapshot of a beautiful day, or a recent event you attended. Because at the end of the day, one good thing should lead to another. And send your questions or comments to Fareeda Bullert. Thanks, Berkley Publishing Group!


41U6gbrW75LLILLI DE JONG by Janet Benton

“A powerful, authentic voice for a generation of women whose struggles were erased from history – a heart-smashing debut that completely satisfies.” – Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

A young woman finds the most powerful love of her life when she gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia.  She is told she must give up her daughter to avoid lifelong poverty and shame.  But she chooses to keep her.  This novel is her diary.

Please send your questions and comments to Lauren Weber or tweet them @janet_benton. Thanks, Nan A. Talese!


9780399585111THE SPACE BETWEEN THE STARS by Anne Corlett

When the world ends, where will you go?
In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe—and in her own heart—when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories.

Tag us at @BerkleyPub or email us at Berkley Publishing Group with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Berkley Publishing Group!



Bell_WhatIsTheBibleWHAT IS THE BIBLE? by Rob Bell

In What Is the Bible?, bestselling author Rob Bell  provides surprising insights and answers about how the Bible actually works as a source of inspiration, showcasing a brand new way of reading this sacred text. Diving deep into scripture, Bell explains the worst question we can ask of a text (“Why did God…?”) and the best question to ask (“Why did people find this important to write down?”) to discover how the Good Book can best guide us today.

Please email Ann Edward with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, HarperOne!




Reflecting on the things we’re grateful for can help us feel happier, be more present, and put our daily struggles in perspective. Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal provides questions and prompts to help you reframe your life in a more positive light and focus on the things you’re grateful for. It also includes 15 coloring pages for mindful stress relief.

Please email Ann Edwards Ann Edward with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, HarperOne!



51r7qiTI+RLTHE QUEEN OF ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen

When Megan Whalen Turner published The Thief over twenty years ago, readers fell in love with the heart and intricacy she wound into her fantasy world. Her follow-up, The Queen of Attolia, expanded the story with even higher stakes. Romance and political intrigue abounded! And now, in honor of the brand new Thick as Thieves, all four previously released Queen’s Thief Books have a stunning new look. Complete with cast lists, maps, and even more bonus content (including exclusive short stories!), they’re the perfect way for readers to discover—or rediscover—the world of the Queen’s Thief!

Please send your thoughts and comments to Tyler Breitfeller, or tweet them to @HarperTeen and @EpicReads. Thanks, Greenwillow Books!



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Old Hollywood film star Evelyn Hugo has always been surrounded by speculation and scandal, but now she’s ready to reveal secrets the tabloids never even guessed at. Taylor Jenkins Reid’s newest novel chronicles one woman’s relentless rise to the topthe risks she took, the loves she lost, and the sensational intrigues of her glamorous world.

Please send your thoughts and comments to William Rhino. Thanks, Atria Books!



51SeREf+ruLTWO AND TWO: MCSORLEY’S, MY DAD, AND ME by Rafe Bartholomew

Since it opened in 1854, McSorley’s Old Ale House has been a New York institution. This is the landmark watering hole where a pair of Houdini’s handcuffs found their final resting place; and where soldiers left behind wishbones before departing for WWI, never to return and collect them. But in addition to the bar’s rich history, McSorley’s is home to a deeply personal story about two men: Rafe Bartholomew, the writer who grew up in the landmark pub, and his father, Geoffrey “Bart” Bartholomew, a career bartender who has been working the taps for forty-five years. To them, the bar is home. It is the place where they worked side by side, celebrated victories, and coped with misfortune.

Please email Lauren Velasquez with your thoughts and comments or tweet them to @Rafeboogs. Thanks, Little Brown!


How to Be Everything_small thumbnailHOW TO BE EVERYTHING by Emilie Wapnick

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a familiar question we’re all asked as kids. While seemingly harmless, the question has unintended consequences. It can make you feel like you need to choose one job, one passion, one thing to be about. Guess what? You don’t. If you feel this way, you are simply what author Emilie Wapnick calls a multipotentialite: someone with many interests and creative pursuits. And that is actually your biggest strength. Based on her popular TED talk, “Why some of us don’t have one true calling”, How To Be Everything inspires and teaches you how to design a life and career that allows you to be fully you, doing what you love.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Kim Dayman. Thanks, HarperOne!


cover - SweetSmellTHE SWEET SMELL OF MAGNOLIAS AND MEMORIES by Celeste Fletcher Mchale

Jacey and Colin shared the three most intense days of their lives together, waiting for help as Mississippi floodwaters surrounded them. Jacey knew Colin was the love of her life—until her rescue boat went under water, along with Colin’s last name and pieces of Jacey’s memory.  As Jacey walks down the aisle as the maid of honor in her friend’s wedding a year later, the last person she expects to see is Colin. The biggest surprise, though, is that the man of her dreams is not wearing jeans and flip-flops as he did when he held her through those long nights of the flood. He’s the preacher.  As Jacey’s memories come flooding back, it’s almost more than she can take. The fate of the young family trapped with them haunts her. The unwavering honesty—and support—of her best friend Georgia forces her to take a fresh look at herself. She’s spent her life afraid of love. But this flood is opening Jacey’s heart in the most unexpected ways.

Please send your questions and comments to Allison Carter.  Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


9780399583582THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS by Abi Waxman

Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years–ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she’s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks–like the gardening class her boss signed her up for. After recruiting her two girls and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden feeling out of her element. But what she’ll soon discover is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not.

Reach out on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @BerkleyPub or email us at with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Berkley Publishing Group!


thumbnail_get-a-financial-life-9781476782386_hrGET A FINANCIAL LIFE by Beth Kobliner

For two decades, Beth Kobliner’s Get a Financial Life has been the financial bible for people in their twenties and thirties. In this completely revised and updated edition, Kobliner shares new insights and concrete, actionable advice geared to help a new generation of readers form healthy financial habits that will last a lifetime. From tackling taxes to boosting credit scores, Get a Financial Life shows those just starting out how to decrease their debt, avoid common money mistakes, and navigate the world of personal finance in today’s ever-changing landscape.

Please send your questions and comments to Meredith Vilarello. Thanks, Touchstone!


41r-+0RSPtLTHE WINDFALL by Diksha Basu 

A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu’s debut novel unfolds the story of a family discovering what it means to “make it” in modern India. A move from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town sets off a chain of events that rock the Jha’s neighbors, their marriage, and their son, who is struggling to keep a lid on his romantic dilemmas and slipping grades, and brings unintended consequences, ultimately forcing the Jha family to reckon with what really matters. Hilarious and wise, The Windfall illuminates with warmth and charm the precariousness of social status, the fragility of pride, and, above all, the human drive to build and share a home. Even the rich, it turns out, need to belong somewhere.

Please email Alaina Waagner with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Hogarth!



This straight-talking, accessible guide helps millennials address big money issues like student loans and 401k contributions, as well as tricky financial situations like splitting the bill with friends when some earn (and drink) more, surviving the onslaught of Weddingeddon (popularly known as wedding season) without destroying their bank accounts or friendships, and getting “financially naked” with their partners. Offering money management advice that actually works, along with suggestions for new financial products, BROKE MILLENNIAL will help readers go from in debt and overwhelmed to informed and financially empowered.

Please email Kelli Daniel-Richards with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, TarcherPerigee!


51JlpTr1bzLMOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS by Jonathan Taplin

Move Fast and Break Things offers a vital, forwarding-thinking prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together; and Taplin offers new ways to think about the design of the World Wide Web and specifically the way we live with the firms that dominate it.

Please email Lauren Velasquez with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Little Brown and Company!


31IA7+Sy47LCHEMISTRY: A NOVEL by Weike Wang

A luminous coming-of-age novel about a young female scientist who must recalibrate her life when her academic career goes off track; perfect for readers of Lab Girl and Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You.

Please contact Katie Burns with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Knopf!




A girl, a laptop, and a waddle of penguins. In this witty and genre-defying memoir, a young writer can travel anywhere she wants to finally finish her novel—and ends up on a frozen island at the bottom of the world. Terrifically smart, full of wry writing advice, and with a clever puzzle of a structure, Bleaker House marks the arrival of a fresh new voice in creative nonfiction.

Please contact Sarah Engelmann with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Doubleday!



Actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel, friends for more than a decade, have created the road map they wish they’d had for how to live a meaningful life.

WEA Manifesto for Women Everywhere is an uplifting, inspirational, and intensely practical manual for change, providing nine universal principles that offer a path for dealing with life’s inevitable emotional and spiritual challenges. It’s for anyone who wants to see her own life and the world around her change for the better. WE is a rallying cry for women to join together and create lasting change in our own lives, our communities, and across the world.

Email Jackie Jou with your thoughts and comments. Thank you Atria Books for this giveaway!


51ppPQiTPzLTHE BIG LIFE by Ann Shoket

The Big Life is packed with actionable guidance combined with personal advice from high-profile millennial women who have already achieved tremendous success, plus intimate conversations with a cast of compelling characters and Shoket’s own stories on her quest for The Big Life. You’ll learn to tackle all of the issues on heavy rotation in your mind such as:

  • How to get respect from a boss who thinks you’re a lazy, entitled, and self-obsessed millennial
  • Why you need a “squad” of people who support you as you build your Big Life
  • Why work/life balance is a sham and your need to embrace the mess.

Written in Shoket’s friendly and authoritative style, The Big Life will help you recognize your power, tap into your ambition, and create your own version of The Big Life.

Please send Angie Giammar your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Rodale Books!



51ispBMK2RLTHE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck

Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

Please email Katherine Turro with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, William Morrow!


51vcF5vnXeLJUST ANOTHER GIRL by Elizabeth Eulberg

You think you have an enemy.
But she’s just another girl.

In Just Another Girl, Elizabeth Eulberg astutely and affectingly shows us how battle lines get drawn between girls — and how difficult it then becomes to see or understand the girl standing on the other side of the divide.

Please email Isa Caban with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Point!



The American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It’s a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best to encourage after the war. But as historian Holger Hoock shows in this deeply researched and elegantly written account of America’s founding, the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles, but also a profoundly violent civil war—one that shaped the nation, and the British Empire, in ways we have only begun to understand.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Alaina Waagner. Thanks, Crown!


41xq+Da1x2LON EDGE: A JOURNEY THROUGH ANXIETY by Andrea Petersen

A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since childhood. With time her symptoms multiplied. She agonized over every odd physical sensation. She developed fears of driving on highways, going to movie theaters, even licking envelopes. Although having a name for her condition was an enormous relief, it was only the beginning of a journey to understand and master it—one that took her from psychiatrists’ offices to yoga retreats to the Appalachian Trail.

Brave and empowering, this is essential reading for anyone who knows what it means to live on edge.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Alaina Waagner. Thanks, Crown!


617H7WvZj7LTELL ME HOW THIS ENDS WELL by David Samuel Levinson

In 2022, American Jews face an increasingly unsafe and anti-Semitic landscape at home. Against this backdrop, the Jacobson family gathers for Passover in Los Angeles. But their immediate problems are more personal than political, with the three adult children, Mo, Edith, and Jacob, in various states of crisis, the result, each claims, of a lifetime of mistreatment by their father, Julian. The siblings have begun to suspect that Julian is hastening their mother Roz’s demise, and years of resentment boil over as they debate whether to go through with the real reason for their reunion: an ill-considered plot to end their father’s iron rule for good. That is, if they can put their bickering, grudges, festering relationships, and distrust of one another aside long enough to act. And God help them if their mother finds out . . .

Please send your thoughts and comments to Alaina Waagner. Thanks, Hogarth!


51toQxC2cPLSOME SMALL MAGIC by Billy Coffey

Critically-acclaimed novelist, Billy Coffey returns to the sleepy Appalachian town of Mattingly, VA with another captivating Southern Gothic tale. All young Abel wants is a little bit of magic in his life. Enough money so his mom doesn’t cry at night. Healing for his broken body. And maybe a few answers about his past. Abel soon discovers letters to him from the dad he believed dead and decides to run away to find the truth, a reason to hope, and perhaps…some small magic. Told through the remarkable eyes of a brave, lost boy, this poignant and bittersweet tale will capture the heart of any reader who remembers the unique pain and resilient wonder of childhood.

Please send your thoughts and questions to Kristen Golden. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


thumbnail_i-hate-everyone-except-you-9781476776934_hrI HATE EVERYONE, EXCEPT YOU by Clinton Kelly

Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. With his signature wit, Clinton delves into all these topics—and many more—in this thoroughly unabashedly frank and uproarious collection.

Please send Mackenzie Hickey with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery Books!


thumbnail_the-river-at-night-9781501143199_hr (1)THE RIVER AT NIGHT by Erica Ferencik

Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a fifteen-year marriage, Winifred Allen is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends insist on a high-octane getaway for their annual girls’ trip, she signs on, despite her misgivings. With intimately observed characters, visceral prose, and pacing as ruthless as the river itself, The River at Night is a dark exploration of creatures—both friend and foe—that you won’t soon forget.

Please send Mackenzie Hickey with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery Books/Scout Press!


thumbnail_i-dont-belong-to-you-9781501145391_hr (1)I DON’T BELONG TO YOU by Keke Palmer

With a voice of empathy, tough love, and determination, Keke Palmer speaks about the challenges and triumphs she has experienced on her journey to finding her own voice and creating a beautiful life. I Don’t Belong To You is the motivation you need to move past pain and fear to lead a life full of creativity, spirituality, passion, and unlimited success.

Please send Mackenzie Hickey with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, North Star Way!



The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with the power of legend. An unparalleled tale of charismatic pianos, invisible dance partners, radicalized chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians, brooding clowns, and an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. In a landscape like this, it takes great creative gifts to thwart one’s origins. It might also take true love. 

Please email Allison Carney with your thoughts and questions. Thanks, Riverhead Books!


51fmT1kNYgLPRETEND I’M NOT HERE by Barbara Feinman Todd

An accomplished former ghostwriter and book researcher who worked with Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, and Hillary Clinton goes behind-the-scenes of the national’s capital to tell the story of how she survived the exciting, but self-important and self-promoting world of the Beltway.

Use the hashtag #PretendImNotHere or email Kaitlin Harri with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, William Morrow!


51uvv0UHe+L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_JACK & LOUISA ACT 3 by Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Kate Wetherhead

Two weeks at Camp Curtain-Up is just what Jack and Louisa need to fuel their passion for theater: Broadway musical sing-alongs, outdoor rehearsals, and tons of new MTNs (musical theater nerds) to meet—maybe even a special someone. It almost feels like fate when the two friends return home to find local auditions for The Sound of Music. But as Louisa fantasizes about frolicking in the Alps, Jack gets tempted by a student-run drama competition that would reunite the two with their camp friends. Will Jack get Louisa to skip an audition? Can Lou handle Jack as her director? And will someone finally get a big, Broadway happy ending?

Please send your questions and comments to Tabitha Dulla. Thanks, Grossett & Dunlap!


51ky3hbflulANGELS’ SHARE by James Markert

Set during the harrowing years of the Great Depression, this spectacular southern gothic tale tells the story of the McFee family, owners of the once-legendary Old Sam McFee bourbon distillery and de-facto royalty of the small Kentucky town of Twisted Tree. But in the wake of personal tragedy and Prohibition, their empire is now a crumbling reminder of what it once was. When a mysterious drifter arrives and an unexplained miracle occurs, the family begins to see that a strikingly powerful ray of hope can be found in the most unlikely of places.

Please send your questions and comments to Kristen Golden. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


91cvifxgz4lA PORTRAIT OF EMILY PRICE by Katherine Reay

Praised for her deft prose and beguiling coming-of-age stories, Katherine Reay’s novels are at their core, winsome love letters to books. A Portrait of Emily Price, explores the possibilities that come when you learn to let go and truly live – embracing the freedom and joy of ‘La Dolce Vita’ (“The Sweet Life”) with clever winks to Jane Austen’s beloved literary heroine, Emma Woodhouse. Brimming with both wit and wisdom, readers will relish this novel from start to finish!

Please send your questions and comments to Kristen Golden. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!


51xtszpqzelLONG WAY GONE by Charles Martin

From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Charles Martin comes a transformative and bittersweet story of redemption, second chances, and the power of forgiveness. In his 12th novel, this prodigal son retelling sweeps from the rugged Colorado Rocky Mountains to Music City’s bright lights and broken dreams. Filled with nuanced, endearing characters and profoundly personal insights into the human spirit, this captivating novel is for fans of stories with both wisdom and heart.

Please send your questions and comments to Kristen Golden. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!



Simple, flavor-changing tricks and 80 recipes for enchiladas, fajitas, and classic side dishes for the home cook by Sylvia Casares, founder and chef of Texas’s favorite Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen.

Please send your questions and comments to Justine Sha. Thanks, St. Martin’s Griffin!


51y6gbri8nlHOW TO TAME A BEAST IN SEVEN DAYS by Kerrelyn Sparks

As one of the Embraced—someone born with magical powers—Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana marries a man known as the Beast. Her betrothed’s ability to wield lightening power strikes fear into the hearts of men, and his touch can end a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them—even if surrendering to him could destroy them both.

Please send your questions and comments to Marissa Sangiacomo. Thanks, Del Ray!


61nnmbcmzylGILDED CAGE (DARK GIFTS) by Vic James

For readers of Victoria Aveyard and Kiera Cass comes a darkly fantastical debut set in a modern England where magically gifted aristocrats rule—and commoners are doomed to serve.


Our world belongs to the Equals—aristocrats with magical gifts—and all commoners must serve them for ten years.

But behind the gates of England’s grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.

Please send your questions and comments to Julie Leung. Thanks, Del Ray!


image002EDGAR AND LUCY by Victor Lodato

Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear―not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past.

Profound, shocking, and beautiful, Edgar and Lucy is a thrilling adventure and the unlikeliest of love stories.

Please email Courtney Reed with your thoughts and comments, and post on Instagram @StMartinsPress using #EdgarandLucy​. Thanks, St. Martin’s Press!


81ise-8xh0lTHE MAP THAT LEADS TO YOU by J. P. Monninger

Heather graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends. She left school behind, but adult responsibility looms. This is her last summer to be free.

Jack is an enigmatic Vermonter following his grandfather’s journal to various cities around Europe. Heather didn’t expect to fall in love with Jack, and life and duty threaten to push them apart. Plus, Jack has a secret that is going to change absolutely everything.

Please send your questions and comments to Karen Masnica. Thanks, St. Martin’s Press!


91zttfj4nelA HARVEST OF THRONES by Corban Addison

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers. Amid the rubble, a bystander captures a heart-stopping photograph—a teenage girl lying in the dirt, over her mouth, the label of one of America’s largest retailers, Presto Omnishops Corporation.

When the photo goes viral, Cameron Alexander launches an investigation into the disaster that will reach further than he could ever imagine. Former disgraced journalist Joshua Griswold aids in building the historic case against Presto—both to salvage his reputation and to provoke a revolution that could transform the fashion industry across the globe.

Please send your questions and comments to Paul Fisher. Thanks, Thomas Nelson!




Perfect for fans of Everything I Never Told You and The Girl on the Train, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to her death.

Please send your questions and comments to Hillary Tisman. Thanks, Atria/Emily Bestler Books!



91mbtupuvnlOUR HEARTS WILL BURN US DOWN by Deckle Edge

As members of the yearbook committee, Nick, Zola, Matt, and Christina are eager to capture all the moments of their junior year—the plays, football games, dances, and classes that are the epicenter of their teenage lives. But how do you document a deadly school shooting by a classmate?

A story of grief, community, and family, of the search for understanding and normalcy in the wake of devastating loss, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down explores profound questions about resiliency, memory, and recovery with the haunting power of Station Eleven and the bittersweet poignancy of Everything I Never Told You.

Please email Ryan Cury with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, William Morrow!



For as long as Jason Diamond can remember, he’s been infatuated with John Hughes’ movies. From the outrageous, raunchy antics in National Lampoon’s Vacation to the teenage angst in The Breakfast Club, Jason could not get enough. So the seed was planted that he should write a biography of his favorite filmmaker. It didn’t matter to Jason that he had no qualifications, training, or direction. So began a years-long, delusional quest to reach his goal. But no book came out of these years. What Jason did get was a story that fills the pages of this unconventional, hilarious memoir.

One part big dream, one part big failure, it’s the story of what comes after “Go for it!” and a command to young creatives to pursue their dreams—no matter how absurd they might seem at first.

Please email Ryan Cury with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, William Morrow Paperbacks!



A glorious collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms.

Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans two thousand years of creative endeavor. From Spenser’s The Fairie Queene to Wells’s The Time Machine to Murakami’s 1Q84 it explores the timeless and captivating features of fiction’s imagined worlds including the relevance of the writer’s own life to the creation of the story, influential contemporary events and philosophies, and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of the work. Each piece includes a detailed overview of the plot and a “Dramatis Personae.” Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating read for lovers of literature, fantasy, and science fiction.

Please email Hallie Patterson with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Black Dog & Leventhal!


917wjysodslBEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. But when Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar, who says that night was a terrible mistake, but who can’t keep his eyes off Louise.

And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend. And who is also David’s wife. But if you think you know where this story is going, think again.

Behind Her Eyes takes the modern-day love triangle and turns it on its head only to completely reinvent it in a way that will leave readers reeling.

Please email Ben Tomek with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Flatiron Books!


51scjspgtlA DOUBTER’S ALMANAC by Ethan Canin

In this mesmerizing novel, Ethan Canin, the author of America America and The Palace Thief, explores the nature of genius, rivalry, ambition, and love among multiple generations of a gifted family.

Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little thought to his own talent. But with his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. California in the seventies is a seduction, opening Milo’s eyes to the allure of both ambition and indulgence. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman he meets there—and the rival he meets alongside her—will haunt him for the rest of his life. For Milo’s brilliance is entwined with a dark need that soon grows to threaten his work, his family, even his existence.

Please email Jess Bonet with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Random House Trade Paperbacks!


51qqfzvs0wlTALKING AS FAST AS I CAN by Lauren Graham

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.

In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, “Did you, um, make it?” She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (“Strangers were worried about me; that’s how long I was single!”), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (“It’s like I had a fashion-induced blackout”).

Please email Jess Bonet with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Ballantine Books!

by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris

Have you been having trouble with the How, Why, and Wheres? Well fear no more. The Fireside Grown-Up Guide series understands that the world is just as confusing to a forty-year-old as it is to a four-year-old. We’re here to help and break down the most pressing and complex issues of our day into easy-to-digest pieces of information paired with vivid illustrations even a child could understand.

Please email Kelsey Manning with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Touchstone!


51tps9gptplTHE SLEEPING WORLD by Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes

An incisive debut novel set in 70s Spain after the death of dictator Francisco Franco—amidst riots, protests, and uprising as the suppressed country awakens to freedom—about a young woman desperately searching for her brother, willing to risk everything and everyone around her to find him.

Please contact Kelsey Manning with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Touchstone!


5162du9btmlTHE GERMAN GIRL by Armando Lucas Correa

A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel, perfect for fans of The NightingaleSchindler’s List, and All the Light We Cannot See, about twelve-year-old Hannah Rosenthal’s harrowing experience fleeing Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas asylum they had been promised is an illusion.

Please contact Hillary Tisman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Atria Books!


71cisu78b3lHARMLESS LIKE YOU by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Written in startlingly beautiful prose, Harmless Like You is set across New York, Berlin, and Connecticut, following Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and Yuki’s son Jay who, as an adult in the present day, is forced to confront the mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old.

Please email Meredith McGinnis with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, W.W. Norton!


41w0unqywelTHE NEXT by Stephanie Gangi

Is there a right way to die? If so, Joanna DeAngelis has it all wrong.
From the Upper West Side to Williamsburg, Jo embarks on a sexy, spiritual odyssey, traveling beyond memory and desire into a fierce female force of life, determined to know how to die, happily ever after.

Please email Jordan Hanley with your thoughts and comments, and remember to include the hashtags #lustafterlife and #thenext. Thanks, St. Martin’s Press!


MILLENIALS OF NEW YORK by Connor Toole and Alec MacDonald

81l1odxiykl1Millennials of New York is the hilarious book from the authors behind the Facebook phenomenon. In over 100 pictures, lists, graphs, and charts, Connor Toole and Alec Macdonald perfectly satirize the millennial generation with their smart and funny captures of young people from all over New York. Covering everything from how hard it is to wait for a brunch table to the intricacies of Netflix-and-chill, from what constitutes the perfect selfie to asking your parents for rent money, Millennials of New York reflects the voice of a generation — whiny and self-absorbed as it might be!

In the vein of Stuff White People LikeMillennials of New York is the perfect gift for Baby Boomers to give to that one nephew they don’t know that well.

Please contact Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery/Pocket Books!


51vhcjtvxtlTHE LOVELY RECKLESS by Kami Garcia

Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one rule: nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad―an undercover cop. She transfers to public school in the Downs, where illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. Will Frankie let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

Please contact Danielle Prielipp with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Imprint!


thumbnail_9781451659405-1CROSSING THE HORIZON by Laurie Notaro

From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro (The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club) comes a stunning historical novel based on the little-known true story of three aviatrixes who, in the year 1927, set out in a race to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and take their rightful place alongside men in history.

Please contact Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery Books!


41s0qc62x9lTHE ZERO AND THE ONE by Ryan Ruby

A shy, bookish scholarship student from a working-class family, Owen Whiting has high hopes of what awaits him at Oxford, only to find himself adrift and out of place among the university’s aristocrats and posh radicals. But his life takes a dramatic turn when he meets Zachary Foedern, a visiting scholar from New York City. Rich, brilliant, and charismatic, Zach takes Owen under his wing, introducing him to a world of experiences Owen has only ever read about. From the quadrangles of Oxford to the seedy underbelly of Berlin, they practice what Zach preaches, daring each other to transgress the boundaries of convention and morality, until Zach proposes the greatest transgression of all: a suicide pact.

Please contact Libby Burton with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Twelve!


51czat8bolCERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires.

Atl, the vampire descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo, a lonely street kid, looks especially tasty. Atl also needs to escape the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. But little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm.

Then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.

Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?

Email Karen Masnica with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Thomas Dunne Books!



Isy Suttie wakes up one day in her late twenties to discover that the deal she’d struck with her friends, to put off growing up for as long as possible, has been entirely in her head. Everyone around her is suddenly into mortgages and farmers’ markets rather than running naked into the sea. Her dearest friend advises Isy not to worry: the next guy she meets will be The Actual One. Heartened by this promise, Isy decides to keep delaying the onset of adulthood, whether that means dating a man who speaks only in rhyme, or conquering her fears of Alpine skiing.

Hilarious and razor-sharp, The Actual One is an ode to the confusing wilderness of your late twenties and the quest for a genuinely good relationship . . . or at least, a good story to tell.

Email Mary Sasso with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Harper Perennial!

a16tc4vnzslLAST SEEN LEAVING by Caleb Roehrig

Flynn’s girlfriend, January, is missing. All eyes are on Flynn–he must know something. After all, he was–is–her boyfriend. They were together the night before she disappeared.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. As he struggles to uncover the truth about January’s disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

Please email Tiara Kittrell with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Feiwel & Friends!


children-of-the-new-worldCHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD by Alexander Weinstein

Debut author Alexander Weinstein introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. In the utopian future of instant connection, technological gratification belies an unbridgeable human distance, while those in the post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster must work to rebuild to restore what existed over a millennia ago.

Please email Molly Fessenden with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Picador!


thumbnail_chang_the-wangs-vs-the-world_hresTHE WANGS VS. THE WORLD by Jade Chang

A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent—and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together.

Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America—and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could.

Please email Liz Anderson with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt!


81Zkn7foyGLFAITHFUL by Alice Hoffman

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate.

Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.

What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness.

Please email Dana Trocker with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Simon & Schuster!


71bkQswznpLA WINDOW OPENS by Elisabeth Eagan

Despite the disapproval of her best friend, who owns the local bookstore, Alice is proud of her new “balancing act” (which is more like a three-ring circus) until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up, and her work takes an unexpected turn. In the midst of her second coming of age, Alice realizes the question is not whether it’s possible to have it all but, what does she really want the most?

“Smart and entertaining…with refreshing straight-forwardness and humor” (The Washington Post), “fans of I Don’t Know How She Does It andWhere’d You Go, Bernadette will adore A Window Opens” (Booklist, starred review).

Please email Ebony LaDelle with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Simon & Schuster!


image001THE MORTIFICATIONS by Derek Palacio

Derek Palacio’s stunning, mythic novel marks the arrival of a fresh voice and a new chapter in the history of 21st century Cuban-American literature.

In 1980, a rural Cuban family is torn apart during the Mariel Boatlift. Uxbal Encarnación—father, husband, political insurgent—refuses to leave behind the revolutionary ideals and lush tomato farms of his sun-soaked homeland. His wife Soledad takes young Isabel and Ulises hostage and flees with them to America, leaving behind Uxbal for the promise of a better life. But just as the Encarnacións begin to cultivate their strange new way of life, Cuba calls them back. Breathtaking, soulful, and profound, The Mortifications is an intoxicating family saga and a timely, urgent expression of longing for one’s true homeland.

Please send your thoughts and comments to Alaina Waagner. Thanks, Crown Publishing!


411MdJ5VJOLTHE RED CAR by Marcy Dermansky

A wildly imaginative, rebellious, and tender tale of independence from the critically acclaimed author of the “deliciously wicked” (SlateBad Marie.

In her trademark taut, mordantly funny, and “brainy, emotionally sophisticated” (New York Times) prose, Marcy Dermansky—a celebrated master of transgression—bring us a razor-sharp exploration of a women’s search for self-realization. When Leah’s former boss and mentor, Judy, dies in an accident and leaves Leah her most prized possession—a flashy red sports car—the shock forces Leah to reevaluate her whole life. Leah is living in Queens with a husband she doesn’t love and a list of unfulfilled ambitions. Returning to San Francisco to claim the mysterious car she blames for Judy’s death, Leah revisits past lives and loves in several sprawling days colored by sex and sorrow and unexpected delight. Through the voice of Judy, who advises from afar, the surreal nature of grief is made hauntingly evident as Leah is led toward a new sense of freedom.

Please email Cordelia Calvert with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Liveright!


51tqVeuApXLTHE FORGETTING by Sharon Cameron

Seventeen-year-old Nadia lives in Canaan, a quiet city in an idyllic world where every twelve years, the people undergo a collective Forgetting. In the days before the town devolves into a chaos of bloody violence, and after the people are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, their lives. Nadia has never forgotten, however.

As the next Forgetting approaches, Nadia is determined to find out what causes it and stop it. With the help of Gray, the handsome glassblower’s son, she discovers that there is a devious plot afoot . . . one that keeps the people of Canaan permanently subdued. Will Nadia be able to solve the mystery before the people forget the truth? And before Gray forgets her?

Please email Lauren Festa with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Scholastic Press!



THE CALL by Peadar O’Guilin

You have three minutes to save your life . . .


You wake up alone in a horrible land. A horn sounds. The Call has begun.


The Sidhe are close. They’re the most beautiful and terrible people you’ve ever seen. And they’ve seen you.


Nessa will be Called soon. No one thinks she has any chance to survive. But she’s determined to prove them wrong.


Could you survive the Call?

Please email your thoughts and comments to Lauren Festa. Thanks, David Fickling Books!


51HTtNP-W5LIn this sparkling debut novel, Mary Ann Marlowe introduces a hapless scientist who’s swept off her feet by a rock star—but is it love or just a chemical reaction?

Biochemist Eden Sinclair has no idea that the scent she spritzed on herself before leaving the lab is designed to enhance pheromones. Or that the cute, grungy-looking guy she meets at a gig that evening is Adam Copeland. As in the Adam Copeland—international rock god and object of lust for a million women. Suddenly Eden, who’s more accustomed to being set up on disastrous dates, is going out with a gorgeous celebrity who loves how down-to-earth and honest she is. But for once, Eden isn’t being honest. She can’t bear to reveal that this overpowering attraction could be nothing more than seduction by science. And the only way to know how Adam truly feels is to ditch the perfume—and risk being ditched in turn…

Please email Jane Nutter with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Kensington!


41UCXgOeZ1LTHE ONES by Daniel Sweren-Becker

We are not all created equal.

Seventeen-year-old Cody and her boyfriend, James, were two of the lucky ones randomly selected before birth to receive genetic engineering.

Known as the Ones, this one percent of the population is healthy, beautiful, and talented…and to some that’s not fair. Mounting fear and jealousy of the Ones’ success leads to the creation of the Equality Movement, which quickly gains enough political traction to demote Cody, James, and others like them to second-class citizens. Cody begins to believe they have no other choice but to protect their own. She draws closer to a group of radical Ones led by the passionate and fevered Kai, and James begins to question just how far she is willing to go for the cause…

Please email Ashley Woodfolk with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Imprint!


91lNjCOtHoLWARP by Lev Grossman

The lost literary origin story of #1 bestseller Lev Grossman -including a new foreword about how and why he wrote his first novel.Twenty-something Hollis Kessler languishes in a hopelessly magician-less world (with the exception of a fleet-footed nymph named Xanthe) not too far from where he graduated college. His friends do, too. They sleep late, read too much, drink too much, talk too much, and work and earn and do way too little. But Hollis does have an obsession: there’s another world going on in his head, a world of excitement and danger and starships and romance, and it’s telling him that it’s time to stop dreaming and get serious.This re-publication of Lev Grossman’s debut novel, Warp, shows the roots of his Magicians hero Quentin Coldwater and is for anyone who has ever felt adrift in their own life.
Email Courtney Reed with your thoughts and comments, and post on Instagram @StMartinsPress using #Warp. Thanks, St. Martin’s Press!


Named an Indie Next Pick for August 2016 and “Must Read” by Buzzfeed

Sal seems to appear out of nowhere – a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he’s welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he’s a runaway from a nearby farm town.
When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. Murmurs follow him and tensions rise, along with the temperatures as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him. As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.
Email Courtney Reed with your thoughts and comments, and post on Instagram @StMartinsPress using #TheSummerThatMeltedEverything. Thanks, St. Martin’s Press!



Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan, which is why he turns everything into a game, manipulating people and events around him for his own amusement. Until Polina arrives.

She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. She is exquisite. Soon, he cannot help being drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. Before, he survived by being utterly detached from things and people. Now, Ivan wants something more: Ivan wants Polina to live.

Please email Jordan Hanley with your thoughts and comments or tweet them using the #MeetIvan. Thanks, St. Martin’s Press!

810fR0Vm1LLWRECKED by Maria Padian

On the same night college freshman Haley sustains a career-ending concussion on the soccer field, her bookish roommate Jenny arrives home shell-shocked from a wild party. The next morning, on the other side of campus, Jordan brags to his housemate, Richard, about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny formally accuses Jordan of rape, gossip spreads like wildfire through the campus.

Please email Eileen Lawrence with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Algonquin Young Readers!



STILL HERE by Lara Vapnyar

A profound and dazzlingly entertaining novel from the writer Louis Menand calls “Jane Austen with a Russian soul”

Vica, Vadik, Sergey and Regina met in Russia in their school days, but remained in touch and now have very different American lives. Sergey cycles through jobs as an analyst, hoping his idea for an app will finally bring him success. His wife Vica, a medical technician struggling to keep her family afloat, hungers for a better life. Sergey’s former girlfriend Regina, once a famous translator is married to a wealthy startup owner, spends her days at home grieving over a recent loss. Sergey’s best friend Vadik, a programmer ever in search of perfection, keeps trying on different women and different neighborhoods, all while pining for the one who got away.

As Sergey develops his app—calling it “Virtual Grave,” a program to preserve a person’s online presence after death—a formidable debate begins in the group, spurring questions about the changing perception of death in the modern world and the future of our virtual selves. How do our online personas define us in our daily lives, and what will they say about us when we’re gone?

Please e-mail Roxanne Hiatt with your thoughts and comments. Thank Hogarth!

61+i83RzwWLJulia and Evan fall in love as undergraduates at Yale. But their easy romance is tested after they graduate in 2008, and  move together to New York city where Evan takes a job at a hedge fund–another step forward in the life he imagines for himself. Julia, who has only known a life of privilege, lands a low paying assistant job at a nonprofit, unsure about what she really wants, and wondering when everyone else figured that out for themselves.

With the market crashing and banks failing around him, Evan becomes involved in an increasingly high-stakes deal at work, and soon realizes privilege may come with dangerous strings attached. Meanwhile, Julia reconnects with someone from her past, who offers her a vision of a different kind of life.

Told in alternating perspectives, The Futures is a vivid story about love–falling in and out of it–betrayal, and the burning desire to be valued.

Please email Ashley Marudas or visit Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to share your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Little Brown!


5166beZBkhLTHE HOPEFULS by Jennifer Close

When Beth arrives in D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity of the summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn’t work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy, and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable. But as Jimmy’s star rises higher and higher, the couples’ friendship—and Beth’s relationship with Matt—is threatened by jealousy, competition, and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet from the best-selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Hopefuls.

Please email Danielle Plafsky with any thoughts or opinions. Thanks, Knopf!




Jen has reached her early thirties and has all but abandoned a once-promising painting career when, spurred by the 2008 economic crisis, she takes a poorly defined job at a feminist nonprofit. The foundation’s ostensible aim is to empower women, but staffers spend all their time devising acronyms for imaginary programs, ruthlessly undermining one another, and stroking the ego of their boss, the larger-than-life celebrity philanthropist Leora Infinitas. Jen’s hellscape only intensifies her feelings of inferiority compared to her two best friends. As Break in Case of Emergency unfolds, a fateful art exhibition, a surreal boondoggle adventure in Belize, and a devastating personal loss conspire to force Jen to reckon with some hard truths about herself and the people she loves most.

Jessica Winter’s ferociously intelligent debut novel is a wry satire of celebrity do-goodism, the difficulty of navigating friendships, and the unspoken tensions that strain even the strongest bonds.

Please email Danielle Plafsky with any thoughts or opinions. Thanks, Knopf!


image002THIS ADVENTURE ENDS by Emma Mills

From Emma Mills, author of First and Then, comes a heartwarming contemporary YA novel about friendship, family, and finding happiness in the most unexpected places.

Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens.

Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.

Please e-mail Johanna Kirby with any thoughts or opinions. Thanks, ​Henry Holt and Co. BYR!

71dlB7mmMrLPLAYING DEAD by Elizabeth Greenwood
Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So off she set on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear – but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin… only to find it filled with rocks. Join her on this charmingly bizarre investigation into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to lose their identities – and their families – to begin again.
Email Megan Hogan with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Simon & Schuster!
71suVQyb5YLALL THE MISSING GIRLS by Megam Miranda

Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train andLuckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.

Please email Ebony Ladelle with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Simon & Schuster!


81FDH6rbjkLTRYING TO FLOAT by Nicolaia Rips

“Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, big-hearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel.

Email “”>Kara Watson with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Simon & Schuster!



Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. When she is brought to London to train with Her Majesty’s sorcerers, she meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, young men eager to test her powers and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. As Henrietta discovers the secrets hiding behind the glamour of sorcerer life, she begins to doubt that she’s the true prophesied one. With battle looming, how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?

Email Hannah Black with your thoughts and comments, and share on social media with #AShadowBrightAndBurning. Thank you, Random House Books for Young Readers!


41QyO22sSPLGIRL ON A PLANE by Miriam Moss

After a summer spent with her family, fifteen-year-old Anna is flying back to boarding school in England when her plane is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and taken to the Jordanian desert.
Demands are issued. If they are not met, the terrorists will blow up the plane, killing all hostages. The heat becomes unbearable; food and water supplies dwindle.   All alone, Anna begins to face the possibility that she may never see her family again.
A harrowing story – inspired by the author’s real-life experience.
Email Anne Dye with your thoughts and comments or tweet them to @HMHKids. Thanks, HMH!
51F9EfAlmiLLOST STARS by Lise Selin Davis
Before her older sister Ginny died, Carrie was a science nerd, obsessively tracking her beloved Vira comet. But now that Ginny is gone, sixteen-year-old Carrie finds herself within the orbit of Ginny’s friends, a close-knit group of seniors who skip school, obsess over bands, and party hard.
When her father enrolls her in a summer work camp at a local state park. Carrie is surprised to find she actually likes the days spent in nature. And when she meets Dean, a guy who likes the real Carrie—astrophysics obsessions and all—she starts to get to the heart of who she is and who she wants to be.
Email Anne Dye with your thoughts and comments or tweet them to @HMHKids or @LisaSelinDavis. Thanks, HMH!

81AolUsivILTHE HATCHING by Ezekiel Boone

“An apocalyptic extravaganza of doom and heroism…addictive.” —Publishers Weekly

An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over a thousand years, and now on the march.

Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, D.C. laboratory. Something wants out.

Email Hillary Tisman with your thoughts and comments or watch the book trailer. Thanks, Simon & Schuster!

81PpjlklhELTHE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, the only was for Nemesis to protect Sidonia is to become her.
Disguised as Sidonia, Nemesis watches as the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer. But in danger, Sidonia discovers there is more to her than just deadly force. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.
Email Nicholas Elliot with your thoughts and comments or use the hashtag #TheDiabolic. Thank you, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers!


It’s November of 2020, and the world is freezing over. Each day colder than the last. As ice water melts into the Atlantic, frenzied London residents evacuate by the thousands for warmer temperatures down south. But not Dylan. Grieving and ready to build life anew, he heads north to bury his mother’s and grandmother’s ashes on the Scottish islands where they once lived.
Hundreds of miles away, twelve-year-old Estella and her survivalist mother, Constance, prepare for a record-breaking winter. Living out of a caravan, they spend their days digging through landfills, searching for anything with trading value. When Dylan arrives in their caravan park in the middle of the night, life changes course for Estella and Constance. Though the weather worsens, his presence brings a new light to daily life, and when the ultimate disaster finally strikes, they’ll all be ready.
Email Roxanne Hiatt with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Hogarth!


61qh+pMi5gLSURPRISE ME by Deena Goldstone

This debut novel is an unconventional love story about two writers who see more in each other than they see in themselves. The fragile dream of becoming a writer takes hold during Isabelle Rothman’s senior year of college. Against all advice, she begins a one-on-one tutorial with a once highly praised novelist, Daniel Jablonski, who is known on campus for being eccentric, difficult, and disengaged. Their first meeting is a disaster, but over the semester they  form a bond that anchors them both. Over the next twenty years, as they live very separate lives, they reach out through e-mails, phone calls, and occasional visits. Daniel and Isabelle recognize they are among the blessed few who met at the exact moment they needed each other the most. Each truly sees the other as extraordinary—as people do when they love—and that belief makes all the difference.
Email Sarah Engelmann with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Workman Publishing!



What wine goes with your life?

Any decent wine book can tell you what to drink with a grilled steak. But what’s the best wine to pair with a blind date? For watching the Oscars? For a big birthday? Written by Diane McMartin, this inspired drinking guide matches wines and beers to the significant—and not so significant—events in life. It’s everything you need to know to drink like an adult, even if you don’t always behave like one.
Email Lauren Southard with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Workman Publishing!


81e3iNVY+LLTHE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross

Behind the barbed wires of Auschwitz, Professor Alfred Mendl was just another number whose knowledge was discarded as an old man’s jibberish. But to the U.S. government, what Mendl knows could change the course of history.
Intelligence Lieutenant Nathan Blum snuck out of the Krakow ghetto as a young man, only to carry the guilt of leaving, while his family died at the hands of the Nazis. Now the U.S. wants Blum to sneak into Auschwitz on a mission to find Mendl — and do whatever it takes to get him out alive.
Email Allison Ziegler with your thoughts and comments, or use the hashtag #FindTheOneMan to let us know what you think and for a chance to win a grand prize. Thank you, St. Martin’s!



Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t remember life being this confusing.

When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan’s world view begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all. National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Meg Rosoff’s new novel for anyone wondering what to be when they grow up, and how on earth to get there.

Email Allison Carney with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Viking!


519LWnRvpmLTHIS SAVAGE SONG by V. E. Schwab

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

Email Megan Barlog with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Greenwillow Books!


image001AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White
No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwyla likes it that way. Ever since she and her  brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival.
Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning vengeance. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the son of the sultan, they think they’ve found an ally. But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight —and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

Email Kelly McGauley with your thoughts and comments, and share on social media with #AndIDarken and #ClaimTheThrone. Thank you, Delacorte!


 by Yasmine El Rashidi

A young Egyptian woman recounts her personal and political coming of age in this brilliant debut novel.
Cairo, 1984. A blisteringly hot summer. A young girl’S days pass quietly: looking at the Nile from a bedroom window, daydreaming about other lives. Underlying this claustrophobic routine is mystery and loss. Relatives mutter darkly about the newly-appointed President Mubarak. People disappear overnight. Her own father has left, too—why, or to where, no one will say.
We meet her across three decades, from youth to adulthood: As a six-year old absorbing the world around her; a college student pre-occupied with love and language; a writer exploring her own past. She wonders about the silences that have marked and shaped her life.

Email Sarah Pekdemir with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, NAL!


51cwzWU5FDLWATCHING EDIE by Camilla Way

Beautiful, creative, a little wild, Edie was the kind of girl who immediately caused a stir when she walked into your life. And she had dreams back then. But now, at 33, Edie is working as a waitress, pregnant and alone. But someone’s been watching Edie, waiting for the chance to prove once again what a perfect friend she can be. And Edie’s about to learn a new lesson: those who have hurt us deeply—or who we have hurt—never let us go, not entirely.

Email Madeline Hall with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, NAL!


51kGp187F8LYOU KNOW ME WELL by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

From the award-winning authors David Levithan and Nina LaCour, the story of a friendship forged over the course of one fateful pride week in San Francisco.

Email Karen Masnica with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, St. Martin’s Griffin!


Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 8.20.36 PMI’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid

I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.

In this smart, suspenseful, and intense literary thriller, debut novelist Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. Reminiscent of Jose Saramago’s early work, Michel Faber’s cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk about KevinI’m Thinking of Ending Things is an edgy, haunting debut. Tense, gripping, and atmospheric, this novel pulls you in from the very first page…and never lets you go.

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Gallery/Scout Press!


Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 8.19.23 PMTHE DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK by Paul Tremblay

A family is shaken to its core after the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy in this eerie tale that blends literary fiction, psychological suspense, and supernatural horror in a twisted new tale from the author of A Head Full of Ghosts.

Email Katherine Turro with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, William Morrow!


Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 8.23.31 PMLILY AND THE OCTOPUS by Steven Rowley

Combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of PiLily and the Octopus is an epic adventure of the heart.

Email Stephen Bedford with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Simon & Schuster!


61+8fUiiu2L._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_MOTHER TONGUE by Christine Gilbert

Gilbert was a young mother when she boldly uprooted her family to move around the world, studying Mandarin in China, Arabic in Lebanon, and Spanish in Mexico, with her toddler son and all-American husband along for the ride.Their story explores recent breakthroughs in bilingual brain mapping and the controversial debates happening in linguistics right now.

Gilbert’s adventures abroad prove just how much language influences culture (and vice versa). Mother Tongue is a fascinating and uplifting story about taking big risks for bigger rewards and trying to find meaning and happiness through tireless pursuit—no matter what hurdles may arise.

Email Roshe Anderson with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Avery!


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Comedian Zach Anner botched his own birth. Two months early, underweight and under-prepared for life, he entered the world with cerebral palsy and an uncertain future. So how did this hairless mole-rat of a boy blossom into a viral internet sensation who’s hosted two travel shows, impressed Oprah, driven the Mars Rover, and inspired a John Mayer song? (It wasn’t “Your Body is a Wonderland.”)

Zach lives by the mantra: when life gives you wheelchair, make lemonade. Zach shares his fumbles with unflinching honesty and characteristic charm. By his thirtieth birthday, Zach had grown into an adult with a career in entertainment, millions of fans, a loving family, and friends who would literally carry him up mountains. A hilariously irreverent and heartfelt memoir about finding your passion and your path even when it’s paved with epic misadventure.

Email Ariel Cooper with your thoughts and comments. Or let the author know on Twitter (@ZachAnner) or on Facebook. Thank you, Henry Holt!


Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 7.12.27 PMHELLO, MY NAME IS OCTICORN Created by Kevin Diller and Justin Lowe

Meet Octicorn, the funny, sweet, and disarming character who is a champion for anyone who has ever felt a little bit different. And isn’t that everyone? This is a self-published success story from debut authors Justin Lowe and Kevin Diller. Octicorn is half octopus, half unicorn, half confused . . . which sometimes makes it hard to fit in. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

Email Megan Barlog with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Balzer + Bray!


Shrill_HCScreen Shot 2016-05-22 at 7.02.26 PMSHRILL: NOTES FROM A LOUD WOMAN by Lindy West

Hailed by Lena Dunham as an “essential (and hilarious) voice for women,” Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice and body image. Her empowering work has been published everywhere from The Guardian to GQ to This American Life. She is a catalyst for a national conversation in a world where not all stories are created equal and not every body is treated with equal respect. Her debut novel SHRILL is comprised of a series of essays that bravely shares her life, including her transition from quiet to feminist-out-loud, coming of age in a popular culture that is hostile to women (especially fat, funny women) and how keeping quiet is not an option for any of us.

Email Odette Fleming with your thoughts and questions. Thank you, Hachette Books!


Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 7.03.02 PMTHE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Leigh Himes

When Abbey Lahey, an overworked, underpaid working mother of two takes an accidental tumble down a Nordstrom escalator, she wakes up as “Abbey Van Holt” in a seemingly too-good-to-be-true alternate reality. Happily married to a Philadelphia blueblood she met briefly a few years earlier, and living a Cinderella life of privilege and luxury, it’s everything Abbey dreamed of…or is it? Torn between two very different lives, Abbey begins to take increasingly dramatic steps to reclaim her true self…whoever that may be.

Email Odette Fleming with your thoughts and questions. Thank you, Hachette Books!


Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 10.09.10 PMTHE ART OF NOT BREATHING by Sarah Alexander

Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Seventeen-year-old Tay McKenzie is a cute and mysterious boy that Elsie meets in her favorite boathouse hangout. When Tay introduces Elsie to the world of freediving, she vows to find the answers she seeks at the bottom of the sea.

Email Ann Dye with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, HMH Books for Young Readers!


Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 9.46.48 PMTELL THE WIND AND FIRE by Sarah Rees Brennan

Lucie Manette was born in the Dark-half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own—one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and despised.

Blood and secrets alike spill out when revolution erupts. Both halves of the city burning, and mercy is nowhere to be found. Can Lucie save either boy—or herself?

Email Ann Dye with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Clarion Books!


Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 10.04.47 PMWITH MALICE by Eileen Cook

Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron’s senior trip to Italy was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Then the accident happened. Waking up in a hospital room, her leg in a cast, stitches in her face, and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be, Jill discovers she was in a fatal accident while abroad. Her affluent father jetted her home in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill has to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.

Email Ann Dye with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, HMH Books for Young Readers!


Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 9.21.19 PMNOT WORKING by Lisa Owens

Claire Flannery just quit her office job to discover her real passion. The problem is, she’s not exactly sure what that is. Without the distractions of a routine, Claire confronts the best and worst parts of herself: the generous, attentive part that visits her grandmother for tea or cooks special meals for her boyfriend, and the part that never measures up and makes regrettable comments after too many glasses of wine. What emerges is a candid, moving portrait of a heroine trying to forge her own way and whose imperfections and uncanny observations highlight what makes us all different and yet inescapably linked.

Email Andrea DeWerd with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Dial Press!



Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 9.18.58 PMHOT LITTLE HANDS by Abigail Ulman

Over the course of nine loosely connected stories, Hot Little Hands introduces us to young women, at once clever and naïve, who struggle to navigate the chronic uncertainty and very real dangers that come with being impatient for the future and reluctant to leave childhood behind.

Abigail Ulman’s voice feels of the moment—sharp and powerful—as she deftly explores ageless themes of sex and maturity among girls who are both confident and frighteningly exposed.

Email Alaina Waagner with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Spiegel & Grau!


9781101907047 (1)MOTHER, CAN YOU NOT? by Kate Siegel

Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel’s essay collection about life with the woman who redefined the term “helicopter mom.”

From embarrassing moments (like crashing Kate’s gynecological exams) to outrageous stories (like the time she made Kate steal a cat from the pound) to hilarious celebrations (including but not limited to parties for Kate’s menstrual cycles), MOTHER, CAN YOU NOT? lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives (even if it feels like they’re ruining them in the process).


SevenWaysWeLie_CVSTEVEN WAYS WE LIE by Riley Redgate

From Riley Redgate, a debut talent to watch, comes SEVEN WAYS WE LIE (Amulet; March 2016; $17.95), the story of seven teens who cross paths when a life-altering secret is exposed

Starting with a forbidden teacher-student romance and spiraling into something so much more, college student Riley Redgate masterfully brings to life seven diverse high-school students who are each resisting the allure of one of the deadly sins. The novel comes to an explosive conclusion that not only touches on the students involved, but echoes through society today. Seven deadly sins and seven POVs set against a contemporary high school backdrop make for a unique, edgy reading experience,  while remaining true to young adults and their passions. This debut is like nothing you have ever read before. Please tweet your favorite lie with the hashtag #SevenWaysWeLie to enter a giveaway for a singed finished copy of SEVEN WAYS WE LIE!

Email Caitlin Miller with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Amulet!


9781400068265A DOUBTER’S ALMANAC

In this mesmerizing novel, Ethan Canin, the New York Times bestselling author of America America and The Palace Thief, explores the nature of genius, rivalry, ambition, and love among multiple generations of a gifted family.




In a dazzling work of historical fiction in the vein of Nancy Horan’sLoving Frank, Dawn Tripp brings to life Georgia O’Keeffe, her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her quest to become an independent artist.


9780385348485THE TRAVELERS by Chris Pavone

It’s 3:00am. Do you know where your husband is?

Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Soon Will’s bad choices—and dark secrets—take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland. As he’s drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that nothing about Will Rhodes was ever ordinary, that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications—and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all.

It’s 3:00am. Your husband has just become a spy.

E-mail Roxanne Hiatt with your thoughts & comments. Thank you, Crown.


Sleeping GiantsSLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel

An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and a fight for control of earthshaking power.

A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.

Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected. But some can never stop searching for answers.

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LiarLIAR by Rob Roberge

An intense memoir about mental illness, memory and storytelling, from an acclaimed novelist.

When Rob Roberge learns that he’s likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat faithfully) record the most formative moments of his life—ranging from the brutal murder of his childhood girlfriend, to a diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore in San Francisco. But the process of trying to remember his past only exposes just how fragile the stories that lay at the heart of our self-conception really are.

E-mail Roxanne Hiatt with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Crown!


veggieTHE VEGITARIAN by Han Kang

A beautiful, unsettling novel in three acts, about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul.

Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams—invasive images of blood and brutality—torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It’s a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home.

Celebrated by critics around the world, The Vegetarian is a darkly allegorical, Kafka-esque tale of power, obsession, and one woman’s struggle to break free from the violence both without and within her.

E-mail Danielle Crabtree with your thoughts and comments. Thank Hogarth



An unforgettable debut novel about a boy who goes missing, a family that is torn apart, and a nation on the brink.

And After Many Days introduces Ile’s spellbinding ability to tightly weave together personal and political loss until, inevitably, the two threads become nearly indistinguishable. It is a masterful story of childhood, of the delicate, complex balance between the powerful and the powerless, and a searing portrait of a community as the old order gives way to the new.

E-mail Danielle Crabtree with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Tim Duggan Books!


DeomocracyDEMONCRACY IN BLACK by Eddie Glaude

A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society

America’s great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency—at the very moment the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we’ve solved America’s race problem.

E-mail Danielle Crabtree with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Crown!


9780812997743THE LONGEST NIGHT by Andria Williams

In this absorbing and suspenseful debut novel—reminiscent of Revolutionary Road and inspired by a little-known piece of history—a young couple must fight to save both their marriage and the town they live in. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

Email Alaina Waggner with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, @randomhouse!


9781583335826 (1)15 MINUTES TO FIT by Zuzka Light and Jeff O’Connell

Join @Avery_Books in taking the #15MinsToFit Challenge starting on January 4th! YouTube and fitness star Zuzka Light has started a revolution and her half a billion YouTube views prove it! In 15 Minutes To Fit: The Simple 30-Day Guide to Total Fitness, 15 Minutes At A Time (Avery Books, Jan 2016), Zuzka promises to drop-kick readers into shape in just fifteen minutes a day with her ferociously effective workouts! Her unique brand of high intensity interval training pushes the limits: helping you shed pounds and build sexy muscle without any fancy equipment, in the privacy of your own home, quickly and efficiently.

Email Roshe Anderson with any thoughts or comments. Be sure to tweet @Avery_Books with #15MinsToFit!



Neurotic over-achiever Jules McCallister-Morgan has her senior year all planned out: become the editor of her prestigious LA private school’s newspaper, and get into Brown. But there is a twist in her plan—the new guy at school, Alex Powell. Alex is smart and funny… and only two years ago was apart of the viral video sensation boy band, Chaos 4 All. After getting over the initial shock that someone like Alex could possibly like her,  Jules accepts that having a boyfriend could be nice. That is until Alex commits the ultimate betrayal by joining Talon, the school’s brand-new TV news show. Now it’s a war between old and new media, and Jules isn’t going down without a fight.

Email Allegra Green with any thoughts and comments.  Be sure to tweet us @TheNovl  #TheNewGuyBook. Thanks, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers!


UnfinishedWorld,ThePBK_9781631490903THE UNFINISHED WORLD by Amber Sparks

In the weird and wonderful tradition of Kelly Link and Karen Russell, Amber Sparks’s dazzling new collection bursts forth with stories that render the apocalyptic and otherworldly hauntingly familiar. In “The Cemetery for Lost Faces,” two orphans translate their grief into taxidermy, artfully arresting the passage of time. The anchoring novella, “The Unfinished World,” unfurls a surprising love story between a free and adventurous young woman and a dashing filmmaker burdened by a mysterious family. Sparks’s stories—populated with sculptors, librarians, astronauts, and warriors—form a veritable cabinet of curiosities. Mythical, bizarre, and deeply moving, The Unfinished World and Other Stories heralds the arrival of a major writer and illuminates the search for a brief encounter with the extraordinary.

Email Cordelia Calvert or Tweet at her (@CordeliaCalvert) with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Liveright!



TheGirlintheRedCoat_galley_mech.inddTHE GIRL IN THE RED COAT by Kate Hamer

One of the breakout debuts of the year in the UK, The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer is the next book you won’t be able to put down. Reminiscent of Emma Donoghue’s Room, Celeste Ng says it “keeps the reader turning pages at a frantic clip,” and Vogue writes that it’s “best read in a single setting.”

A dreamy eight-year-old girl sneaks under a festival table to read a book. When she gets up, her mother is gone and a stranger is there, claiming to be her grandfather. There’s been a horrible accident, he tells her, and the girl will be staying with him now. What follows from there is a white-knuckle thriller, told in alternating chapters from mother and daughter’s point of view. The mother’s desperate search for her daughter alongside Carmel’s treacherous journey through rural America, and her struggle to remember who she is and where she came from.

Email Julia Fleischakre with your thoughts and comments,  review the book on Goodreads, or let us know what you think on social media at @melvillehouse.


Wwhat-was-mine-9781476732350_hrHAT WAS MINE by Helen Klein Ross

Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore—and gets away with it for twenty-one years.

Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It’s a secret she manages to keep for over two decades—from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends.

When Lucy’s now-grown daughter Mia discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her. She reaches out to her birth mother for a tearful reunion, and Lucy is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution. What follows is a ripple effect that alters the lives of many and challenges our understanding of the very meaning of motherhood.

Author Helen Klein Ross, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, weaves a powerful story of upheaval and resilience told from the alternating perspectives of Lucy, Mia, Mia’s birth mother, and others intimately involved in the kidnapping. What Was Mine is a compelling tale of motherhood and loss, of grief and hope, and the life-shattering effects of a single, irrevocable moment.

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Gallery/Pocket Books!


AfterTheCrash HCAFTER THE CRASH by Michel Bussi

A night flight from Istanbul bound for Paris, filled with 169 holiday travelers, plummets into the Swiss Alps. The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl–thrown from the plane onto the snowy mountainside before fire rages through the aircraft. But two infants were on board. Is the miracle baby Lyse-Rose or Emilie? Both families step forward to claim the child–one poor, one powerful, wealthy, and dangerous. Filled with delicious twists and riveting psychological suspense, After the Crash is an electrifying story of a two-decade mystery, secret love, and murder–perfect for the readers who swarmed to Stieg Larsson,Gone Girl, and The Girl on the Train.

Email Odette Fleming with your thoughts and comments or share on social media using the hashtags #afterthecrash or #lylie. Thank you, Hachette Books!


25241648OBJECTIVE TROY by Scott Shane

Illuminating and provocative, and based on years of in depth reporting,Objective Troy is a brilliant reckoning with the moral challenge of terrorism and a masterful chronicle of our times. Lawrence Wright says “Scott Shane has done a masterful job of fleshing out the missing link in the evolution of Al Qaeda. The life of the American-born imam, Anwar al-Awlaki, serves as a cautionary tale about the conflict between Islam and the West, and about America’s role in the Middle East.”

Email Sarah Pekdemir with your thoughts. Thanks, Crown!



LIGHTS OUT by Ted Koppel

In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared. “Without a single bullet, bomb, or missile, a foreign enemy can now launch a devastating attack on the United States. Koppel explores how cyberwarfare threatens all of us, assesses the risks, criticizes the lack of government action, and finds praise for the Mormon way of disaster preparedness. I hope he’s wrong about the danger but fear he’s right on the mark.”–Eric Schlosser, author of Command and Control and Fast Food Nation

Email Sarah Pekdemir with your thoughts. Thanks, Crown!



ARAB AND JEW by David Shipler

The expanded and updated edition of David Shipler’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book that examines the relationship, past and present, between Arabs and Jews In this monumental work, extensively researched and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that exist between Jews and Arabs that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler examines the process of indoctrination that begins in schools; he discusses the far-ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism, attitudes about the Holocaust, and much more. And he writes of the people: the Arab woman in love with a Jew, the retired Israeli military officer, the Palestinian guerrilla, the handsome actor whose father is Arab and whose mother is Jewish.

Email Sarah Pekdemir with your thoughts. Thanks, Crown!


Never-Open-Desert Diner3THE NEVER-OPEN DESERT DINER by James Anderson

Ben Jones lives a life of quiet and relative solitude, working as a trucker in one of the most beautiful and desolate areas of the Utah desert, which has become a haven for fugitives and others looking to hide from the world. But when he meets Claire, a mysterious woman he finds playing a cello in an abandoned housing development, he is drawn into a love affair that has serious and life-threatening consequences not only for them both, but for others who have made this desert their sanctuary. Ultimately their passion reignites a decades-old tragedy at a roadside café referred to by the locals as The Never-Open Desert Diner. In this unforgettable story of love and loss, Ben must learn the enduring truth that some violent crimes renew themselves across generations. The Never-Open Desert Diner is a unique blend of literary mystery and noir fiction that powerfully evokes an unforgettable setting and introduces readers to a cast of characters who will linger long after the last page.

Email Roxanne Hiatt with your thoughts. Thanks, Crown!


it endedIT ENDED BADLY by Jennifer Wright

A history of heartbreak-replete with beheadings, uprisings, creepy sex dolls, and celebrity gossip-and its disastrously bad consequences throughout time.

Spanning eras and cultures from ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood, Jennifer Wright’s It Ended Badly guides you through the worst of the worst in historically bad breakups. In the throes of heartbreak, Emperor Nero had just about everyone he ever loved-from his old tutor to most of his friends-put to death. Oscar Wilde’s lover, whom he went to jail for, abandoned him when faced with being cut off financially from his wealthy family and wrote several self-serving books denying the entire affair. And poor volatile Caroline Lamb sent Lord Byron one hell of a torch letter and enclosed a bloody lock of her own pubic hair. Your obsessive social media stalking of your ex isn’t looking so bad now, is it?

With a wry wit and considerable empathy, Wright digs deep into the archives to bring these thirteen terrible breakups to life. She educates, entertains, and really puts your own bad breakup conduct into perspective. It Ended Badly is for anyone who’s ever loved and lost and maybe sent one too many ill-considered late-night emails to their ex, reminding us that no matter how badly we’ve behaved, no one is as bad as Henry VIII.

Email Ariel Cooper with your thoughts. Thank you, Henry Holt!


MarnieMARNIE THE DOG: I’M A BOOK by Shirley Braha and Marnie the Dog

Once an old, sick dog who was found on the streets and named “Stinky,” Marnie the Dog got a second lease on life when she was adopted from a shelter at age ten. Soon, her signature looks and endearing personality would capture the hearts of not only her new owner, but nearly everyone she encountered. After photos and videos of Marnie started circulating online, Marnie began charming millions over the world. Whether you’re a dog or human, Marnie proves it’s never too late to start a new chapter of your life and live it to the fullest. Using a sophisticated creative process compromised of unlimited treats and lots of love, Marnie and her human companion have created their first book of never-before-seen photos–and a few classics, too.

Email Fareeda Bullert or tweet (@FareedaSays) with your thoughts, and be sure to share your photos a la Marnie on social media by tagging @GrandCentralPub, @MarnieTheDog and using #MarnieTheBook.


BingeBINGE by Tyler Oakley

Pop-culture phenomenon, social rights advocate, and the most prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube, Tyler Oakley brings you his first collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays.

For someone who made a career out of over-sharing on the Internet, Tyler has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first book: experiencing a legitimate rage blackout in a Cheesecake Factory; negotiating a tense stand­off with a White House official; crashing a car in front of his entire high school, in an Arby’s uniform; projectile vomiting while bartering with a grandmother; and so much more. In Binge, Tyler delivers his best untold, hilariously side-splitting moments with the trademark flair that made him a star.

Please email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thank you, Simon & Schuster!



Swoon Reads (an imprint of Macmillan’s Children’s Publishing Group) is doing a mailing this October of three different books to lucky members of the YA and Woman’s Lit lists: NO LOVE ALLOWED by Kate Evangelista, THESE VICIOUS MASKS by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas, and LOVE LIES AND SPIES by Cindy Anstey. Please email Ashley Woodfolk with your thoughts and comments.


Caleb desperately needs a new fake girlfriend. Either he attends a series of parties for his father’s law firm with a pretty girl on his arm, or he gets shipped off to Yale to start a future he’s not ready for and isn’t sure he wants. And sadly the last unattached girl in his social circle has just made the grievous mistake of falling in love with him. Fortunately, Didi, recently fired waitress and aspiring painter, is open to new experiences. It’s the perfect setup for them both. Caleb has only one rule for the arrangement: Didi must not fall in love with him. The summer nights tick by in a whirl of lavish parties, and Didi is enjoying her foray into high society. But Caleb soon starts to worry that this time he’s the one in danger of falling in love…



Evelyn is bored to death of society and even the dashing Mr. Kent can’t change that. But when her beloved sister Rose is kidnapped, Ev suddenly has much more excitement that she’d ever wanted. Desperately searching all of London with only Mr. Kent to help, she has no time for distractions, especially ones like Sebastian Braddock–not only is the reclusive gentleman both vexing and surprisingly attractive, he’s also quite possibly mad. Then she discovers that Sebastian’s strange tales of special powers are actually true. Surrounded by secrets, lies, and unprecedented danger, Evelyn has no choice but to trust Sebastian, yet she can’t help but worry that Sebastian’s secrets are the most dangerous of all…


9781250084033LOVE LIES AND SPIES​

Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She’s much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she’s determined not to form any attachments. Instead, she plans to secretly publish her research. Spencer Northam is not the average young gentleman of leisure he appears. He is actually a spy for the War Office, and is more focused on acing his first mission than meeting eligible ladies. Fortunately, Juliana feels the same, and they agree to pretend to fall for each other. Spencer can finally focus, until he is tasked with observing Juliana’s traveling companions . . . and Juliana herself.


Bohemian GospelBOHEMIAN GOSPEL by Dana Chamblee Carpenter

Set against the historical reign of the Golden and Iron King, BOHEMIAN GOSPEL is the remarkable tale of a bold and unusual girl on a quest to uncover her past and define her destiny, and YPG’s Literary Fiction list is getting copies this fall.

Thirteenth-century Bohemia is a dangerous place for a girl, especially one as odd as Mouse, born with unnatural senses and an uncanny intellect. Some call her a witch. Others call her an angel. Even Mouse doesn’t know who—or what—she is. But she means to find out. When young King Ottakar shows up at the Abbey wounded by a traitor’s arrow, Mouse breaks church law to save him and then agrees to accompany him back to Prague as his personal healer. Caught in the undertow of court politics at the castle, Ottakar and Mouse find themselves drawn to each other as they work to uncover the threat against him and to unravel the mystery of her past. But when Mouse’s unusual gifts give rise to a violence and strength that surprise everyone—especially herself—she is forced to ask herself: Will she be prepared for the future that awaits her? A heart-thumping, highly original tale in the vein of Elizabeth Kostova’s The HistorianBohemian Gospel heralds the arrival of a fresh new voice for historical fiction.

Email Iris Blasi or Tweet at her (@irisblasi) with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Pegasus Books!


CAM GIRL coverCAM GIRL by Leah Raeder

Thanks to Atria Books, our LGBTQ list (and a few lucky members of Women’s Lit and Mystery/Thriller) are getting copies of CAM GIRL by Leah Raeder this September.

Vada Bergen is broke, the black sheep of her family, but she’s got the two things she loves most: her art and her best friend Ellis Carraway. Ellis and Vada have a friendship so consuming it’s hard to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. It’s intense. It’s a little codependent. And nothing can tear them apart. Until one night on an icy winter road changes them both forever and everything Vada loved is gone. Lonely and desperate, Vada can’t say no when she meets some smooth-talking entrepreneurs who offer to set her up as a cam girl. All she’ll have to do is spend a couple hours each night stripping on webcam, and the “tips” will come pouring in. It’s just a kinky escape from reality until a client, Blue, gets serious. Blue pays well, but he wants her all to himself. No more cam shows. It’s an easy decision for Vada — no one else seems to get her like Blue does, and she’s starting to fall for him. But the steamier it gets, the more she craves the real man behind the keyboard. So Vada pops the question: Can we meet IRL? Blue agrees, on one condition. A condition that will bring back a ghost from her past. Now Vada must confront what she’s been running from. A past full of devastating secrets—those of others and those she’s been keeping from herself…

Let them know what you think by tagging @AtriaBooks on Facebook or Twitter or email Arielle Kane with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Atria Books!


notifiseeyoufirst_15d 2NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST by Eric Lindstrom

Lucky members of the YA Little Big Mouth list are getting copies of NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST by Eric Lindstrom this October, courtesy of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

In the vein of John Green and Matthew Quick comes an extraordinary YA debut about a blind teen girl navigating life and love in high school. Parker Grant is a typical 16-year-old who loves to run, has great friends, and isn’t afraid to speak her mind–especially about how to act around blind people like her. Just don’t ask her about being a recent orphan or the boy who broke her heart in eighth grade…the one who just transferred to her school.

Email Jennifer McClelland-Smith with any thoughts or comments. Be sure to tweet @TheNovl with #NOTIFISEEYOUFIRST!

Girl in the WoodsGIRL IN THE WOODS by Aspen Matis

Lucky members of the LBM Travel and Women’s Lit lists are getting copies of GIRL IN THE WOODS this Fall, courtesy of William Morrow.

Girl in the Woods is Aspen Matis’s exhilarating true-life adventure of hiking from Mexico to Canada—a coming of age story, a survival story, and a triumphant story of overcoming emotional devastation. On her second night of college, Aspen was raped by a fellow student. Overprotected by her parents who discouraged her from telling of the attack, Aspen was confused and ashamed. Dealing with a problem that has sadly become all too common on college campuses around the country, she stumbled through her first semester—a challenging time made even harder by the coldness of her college’s “conflict mediation” process. Her desperation growing, she made a bold decision: She would seek healing in the freedom of the wild, on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail leading from Mexico to Canada.

Email Tavia Kowalchuk with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, William Morrow!


A mash-up of our literary fiction and science fiction/fantasy LBM lists are getting copies of a fantastic new book this September.

From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.

Email Alaina Waagner with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Random House!


Hardwired_RGB72HARDWIRED by Meredith Wild

Forever (an imprint of Hachette Book Group) is sending 100 lucky members of the LBM Women’s Lit list copies of HARDWIRED by Meredith Wild.

Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who’s seemingly determined to derail her presentation. Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants with very little resistance. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if that means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to. But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create.

Tell the publisher what you think on Facebook (, Twitter (, or email Jodi Rosoff or Marissa Sangiacomo with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Forever!

Black_ChalkBLACK CHALK by Christopher J. Yates

200 lucky members of the Mystery/Thriller and Literary Fiction lists are getting copies of BLACK CHALK this September from Picador, a debut novel about 6 students at Oxford who engage in a dangerous game of psychological dares and consequences.

Black Chalk has, somewhere around the turning of its first quarter, one of the greatest surprise reveals I’ve witnessed. A twist that’s like screwing your head on backwards. And when you see the tricky switch Yates has pulled, you just want to kiss him, because dammit if there isn’t something sweet and satisfying about a plot twist pulled off with aplomb…. This is the smart summer thriller you’ve been waiting for. The black and harmful little book you want in your carry-on. The novel you should be reading tonight” (Jason Sheehan,

Please email Declan Traintor with thoughts and comments. Thanks, Picador!

Trial By FireFire WalkerTRIAL BY FIRE and FIREWALKER by Josephine Angelini

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is doing a double mailing to members of the YA and SciFi/Fantasy lists this summer with copies of TRIAL BY FIRE and FIREWALKER by Josephine Angelini.

In Trial by Fire, Lily wakes up in a different Salem. One overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women–including Lillian, this world’s version of Lily. What made Lily weak at home, makes her extraordinary here. It also puts her in terrible danger. Faced with new responsibilities she can barely understand and a love she never expected, Lily is left with one question: How can she be the savior of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

In Firewalker, Lily is back in her own universe, and she’s ready to relax with Rowan. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape, and must hide her magic for the safety of the world, but compared to fighting the monstrous Woven and leading armies in the alternate Salem, life is looking good. Unfortunately, Lillian is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she’ll have to find a way to make her come back.

Email Ashley Woodfolk with your thoughts. Thanks, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group!


The Witch of Lime Street JacketTHE WITCH OF LIME STREET by David Jaher

History comes alive in this textured account of the rivalry between Harry Houdini and the so-called Witch of Lime Street, whose iconic lives intersected at a time when science was on the verge of embracing the paranormal.

The 1920s are famous as the golden age of jazz and glamour, but it was also an era of fevered yearning for communion with the spirit world, after the loss of tens of millions in the First World War and the Spanish-flu epidemic. A desperate search for reunion with dead loved ones precipitated a tidal wave of self-proclaimed psychics—and, as reputable media sought stories on occult phenomena, mediums became celebrities. David Jaher’s extraordinary debut culminates in the showdown between Houdini, a relentless unmasker of charlatans, and Margery, the nation’s most credible spirit medium. The Witch of Lime Street: Seance, Seduction, and Houdini, the first book to capture their electric public rivalry and the competition that brought them into each other’s orbit, returns us to an oft-mythologized era to deepen our understanding of its history, all while igniting our imagination and engaging with the timeless question: Is there life after death?

Lucky members of the Non-fiction list can email Danielle Crabtree with your thoughts and comments or feel free to share your thoughts on Goodreads. Thanks, Crown!


tweeters composition notebookTHE TWEETER’S COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK by Potter Style

Crown Publishing Group is sending out 50 copies of THE TWEETER’S COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK to lucky members of the YPG Little Big Mouth Humor list this August.

The Tweeter’s Composition Notebook is the new journal for the avid Tweeter. Each page is a drafting haven with space allotted for 140-character-length first, second, and final drafts. An essential tool of the craft, this notebook is guaranteed to help eliminate Tweeter’s remorse, maximize pithiness and minimize excessive typing.

Email Lauren Velasquez with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Crown Publishing Group!


Weisman_No4ImperialLaneNO. 4 IMPERIAL LANE by Jonathan Weisman

Twelve, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, is excited to share NO. 4 IMPERIAL LANE by Jonathan Weisman, a literary novel for the summer that is both redemptive and utterly transportive, with the Little Big Mouth literary fiction list.

In Brighton in 1988, at the University of Sussex, kids sport Mohawks and light up to the sounds of the Cocteau Twins, as conversation drifts from structuralism to the bloody Labour Students. David Heller, an American studying abroad who’s left the States to escape his own grieving family, extends his stay by taking a job nursing Hans Bromwell. The son of a former MP, Hans was left paralyzed by a mysterious accident, and now lives with his sister, Elizabeth, in a cluttered house at NO. 4 Imperial Lane. As David befriends the Bromwells, the details behind the family’s staggering fall from grace are exposed: How Elizabeth’s love affair with a Portuguese physician carried the young English girl right into the battlefields of colonial Africa, where an entire continent bellowed for independence and left a family broken forever.

Email Libby Burton or let Twelve Books (@twelvebooks) and author (@jonathanweisman) know directly via Twitter. Thanks, Twelve!


KS_V3.inddHuskyTHE KAT SINCLAIR FILES by Michelle Schusterman and HUSKY by Justin Sayre

A whopping 300 Little Big Mouth members of the Children’s/Middle Grade and YA lists are going to be receiving a double mailing this summer of THE KAT SINCLAIR FILES by Michelle Schusterman and HUSKY by Justin Sayre, courtesy of Grosset & Dunlap.

Michelle Schusterman is a children’s author, freelance writer and editor, writing teacher, former band director, and officer at #WeNeedDiverseBooks. She is the author of the I Heart Band series, and we’re about Dead Air, the first book in her next series, The Kat Sinclair Files. In The Kat Sinclair Files: Dead Air, we meet 13-year-old Kat whose father is about to start a new job hosting a ghost-hunting TV show. For Kat, this means new adventures traveling to the world’s most haunted places. But her new ghost-busting life isn’t as exciting as she’d hoped, so she begins writing a behind-the-scenes blog about the show and what she discovers may just reveal more than she really wants to know.

Justin Sayre is a writer for stage and screen, performing regularly in NYC and Los Angeles and writing for 2 Broke Girls. He also recently appeared in Lisa Kudrow’s The Comeback. He was described by Michael Musto in the Village Voice as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” This is his first novel. In Husky, Davis is obsessed with what his label at school will be. As the summer before high school winds down, he knows he won’t get to pick his own label either. It’s going to be chosen for him. But the label that’s ultimately used to describe Davis might surprise even him. This is a poignant novel about a young boy that loves listening to Opera, walking around Brooklyn, and hanging out at his mother’s bakery.

Tell the publishers and authors what you think on twitter: @GrossetPSS @PenguinKids @JustinSayreCHM @mi_schu or email Bridget Hartzler. Thanks, Grosset & Dunlap!


gilded-razor-9781476776149_hrGILDED RAZOR by Sam Lansky

Members of the Memoir list are getting copies of Gilded Razor by Sam Lansky this summer from Gallery/Pocket Books.

A harrowing addiction memoir from a young writer who found himself at an upscale New York City prep school where kids are given drugs as easily as iPads, in the tradition of Augusten Burroughs and Bill Clegg.

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery/Pocket Books!


tales-from-the-back-row-9781476749754_hrTALES FROM THE BACK ROW by Amy Odell

Funny and fearless, Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry is a keenly observed collection of personal essays about what it’s really like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry, and lucky members of our Nonfiction list are getting copies this summer. editor Amy Odell takes readers behind the stage of New York’s hottest fashion shows to meet the world’s most influential models, designers, celebrities, editors, and photographers. But first, she has to push her way through the crowds outside, where we see the lengths people go to be noticed by the lurking paparazzi, and weave her way through the packed venue, from the very back row to the front. And as Amy climbs the ladder (with tips about how you can, too), she introduces an industry powered by larger-than-life characters: she meets the intimidating Anna Wintour and the surprisingly gracious Rachel Zoe, not to mention the hilarious Chelsea Handler, and more.

Email Elina Vaysbeyn with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Simon & Schuster!


CHEAP CHIC coverCHEAP CHIC by Caterine Milinaire and Carol Troy

Three Rivers Press is sending copies of the 40th anniversary edition of CHEAP CHIC to the Women’s Literature list this summer.

Before there were street-style blogs and ‘zines, there was Cheap Chic. Selling hundreds of thousands of copies when it was originally published in 1975, this classic guide revealed how to find the clothes that will make you feel comfortable, confident, sexy, and happy, whether they come from a high-end boutique, sporting-goods store, or thrift shop. Alongside outfit ideas, shopping guides, and other practical tips are the original vintage photographs and advice from fashion icons such as Diana Vreeland and Yves Saint Laurent. Beloved by designers and style mavens alike, the LBD of fashion guides—with a new foreword by Tim Gunn—is back and more in fashion than ever.

Email Seanie Civale with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Three Rivers Press!



This summer, Three Rivers Press is sending copies of THE DELETED E-MAILS OF HILLARY CLINTON: A PARODY by John Moe to YPG’s Current Affairs/Politics list.

Remember that time Hillary Clinton admitted that she deleted thousands of e-mails from her ultra-secret personal e-mail address while Secretary of State? Thousands of e-mails, she claimed, about her daughter’s wedding? Well, people aren’t buying it. Now, thanks to John Moe and WikiLoox, the lost messages have been retrieved and placed in this dossier. For the first time, we’ll get a look inside HRC’s well-coiffed head, reading intimate conversations with family (Bill, Chelsea), friends (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oprah, Beyonce), and frenemies (Obama, Palin, Putin) alike. Following her journey from mother-of-the-bride to commandress-in-chief, we’ll see how HRC handles the most challenging situations she might face in the White House, including how to respond to people who “reply all” to e-mails and how to wrangle pantsuit retailers as they compete, with increasing desperation, for her attention. Along the way, we will finally get the portrait we need—the one our country deserves—of the woman we may soon call “Madam President.”

Email Seanie Civale with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Three Rivers Press!


Friend and Foe coverFRIEND & FOE by Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer

Our LBM Business list is about to find out that the foundation of all human interaction lies in two primal instincts: cooperation and competition. While we typically focus on achieving one or the other, the true key to getting more out of our lives—both personally and professionally—is to balance the tension between the two.

In FRIEND & FOE: WHEN TO COOPERATE, WHEN TO COMPETE, AND HOW TO SUCCEED AT BOTH, Columbia and Wharton Business School professors Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer unpack the psychology of when and how to interact with people as our friends and our foes, and how we can use this knowledge to get the best outcomes in life. Insights from this work help us in business (how to build trust, gain power, nail a job interview, and negotiate a raise) and in our personal lives (how to increase our motivation and our happiness, how to deal with deception, and how to know what your best friend really wants). Friend & Foe will forever change how you interact in your relationships and will help you know when to compete, when to cooperate—and how to do both better to get more of what you want, at work and at home.

Email Owen Haney with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Crown Business!

Let Me Die In His Footsteps cover
 by Lori Roy

Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is hitting select members of the Mystery/Thriller and Literary Fiction lists with copies of LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS this summer.

In her third and breakout novel, Lori Roy delves into the secret past of a small Kentucky town harboring a dark history. A Southern Gothic based on the last lawful public hanging in the United States, the atmospheric setting is as riveting as its characters, and the suspense will keep readers hanging on every word. Let Me Die in His Footsteps introduces an evil that has surpassed time and is told through the eyes of two women a generation apart. The novel opens on a Kentucky lavender farm in 1952 with 15 ½ year-old Annie Holleran. She has the “know-how”—the uncanny sense of knowing when a thing will happen before it occurs—that has long haunted the women in her family. And despite what she is told, Annie knows her foresight is a curse, not a gift. She has an understanding of the past that runs deeper than her few years, and it’s this foreboding that makes her sure that the normalcy of her family’s quiet life will soon be ruined.

Please contact Emily Brock with questions and comments. Thanks, Dutton!


Everybody Rise audioEVERYBODY RISE (Audiobook) by Stephanie Clifford

This July, Macmillan Audio is sending copies of the audiobook version of EVERYBODY RISE to the LBM Audiobooks list and some select General Fiction members.

Everybody Rise is an extraordinary debut novel by New York Times reporter Stephanie Clifford. Best described as a Bonfire of the Vanities for the 21st century mixed with Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep and Amor Towles’ Rules of Civility, this tale follows 26 year old Evelyn Beegan as she attempts to climb the social ladder of the New York City elite. Acclaimed narrator Katherine Kellgren gives voice to a cast of distinguished characters, tackling the haughty voice of Evelyn’s mother and the women of the Upper East Side as easily as she does the moneyed tones of Evelyn’s prep school friends.

Email Danielle Prielipp with your thoughts and comments, or let the publisher (@MacmillanAudio) and author (@stephcliff) know directly via Twitter. Thanks, Macmillan Audio!


GONZO GIRL coverGONZO GIRL by Cheryl Della Pietra

Lucky members of the Women’s Literature and Literary Fiction lists will be receiving copies of GONZO GIRL by Cheryl Della Pietra this July. A smart, rollicking ride told with heart, it is a loving fictional portrait of a larger-than-life literary icon.

Alley Russo is a recent college grad desperately trying to make it in the grueling world of New York publishing, but like so many who have come before her, she has no connections and has settled for an unpaid magazine internship while slinging drinks on Bleecker Street just to make ends meet. That’s when she hears the infamous Walker Reade is looking for an assistant to replace the eight others who have recently quit. Hungry for a chance to get her manuscript onto the desk of an experienced editor, Alley jumps at the opportunity to help Reade finish his latest novel. After surviving an absurd three-day “trial period” involving a .44 magnum, purple-pyramid acid, violent verbal outbursts, brushes with fame and the law, a bevy of peacocks, and a whole lot of cocaine, Alley is invited to stay at the compound where Reade works. For months Alley attempts to coax the novel out of Walker page-by-page, all while battling his endless procrastination, vampiric schedule, Herculean substance abuse, mounting debt, and casual gunplay. But as the job begins to take a toll on her psyche, Alley realizes she’s alone in the Colorado Rockies at the mercy of a drug-addicted literary icon who may never produce another novel—and her fate may already be sealed.

Email Laura Flavin with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Touchstone!


AS IF coverAS IF! By Jen Chaney

For the 20th anniversary of the film Clueless, Touchstone Books is sending lucky members of the Humor and Non-fiction lists copies of AS IF!: THE ORAL HISTORY OF CLUELESS AS TOLD BY AMY HECKERLING, THE CAST, AND THE CREW

In the first book of its kind, acclaimed pop culture journalist Jen Chaney has compiled an oral history of the making of this iconic film using recollections and insights collected from key cast and crew members involved in the making of this endlessly quotable, ahead-of-its-time production. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Emma influenced Heckerling to write the script, how the stars were cast into each of their roles, what was involved in creating the costumes, sets, and soundtrack, and much more. This wonderful twentieth anniversary commemoration includes never-before-seen photos, original call sheets, casting notes, and production diary extracts. With supplemental critical insights by the author and other notable movie experts about why Clueless continues to impact pop culture, As If! will leave fans new and old totally buggin’ as they understand why this beloved film is timeless.

Email Laura Flavin with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Touchstone!


in-a-dark-dark-wood-9781501112317_hrIN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware

Gallery/Pocket Books (an imprint of Simon and Schuster) is doing a mailing of IN A DARK, DARK WOOD to YPG’s Mystery/Thriller list this July.

What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a drastic turn in Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive and darkly twisty debut psychological thriller.

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery/Pocket Books!


This Raging Light coverTHIS RAGING LIGHT be Estelle Laure

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers is hitting the YA list with copies of THIS RAGING LIGHT be Estelle Laure.

Can the best thing happen at the worst time? Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old Lucille to fall in love. But love—messy, inconvenient love—is what she’s about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend’s brother. With blazing longing that builds to a fever pitch, Estelle Laure’s soulful debut will keep you hooked and hoping until the very last page.

Email Ann Dye with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, HMH!


DROWNING coverTHE DROWNING by Camilla Lackberg

Pegasus Books is doing an advanced mailing of THE DROWNING by worldwide bestseller Camille Lackberg to our Mystery/Thriller list this July.

Christian Thydell’s dream has come true. His debut novel, The Mermaid, has been published to rave reviews. So why is he as distant and unhappy as ever? When crime writer Erica Falk, who helped Christian discover and develop his talents, learns he has been receiving anonymous threats, she investigates not just to eh messages but also the young author mysterious past. Then, one of Christian’s closet friends, Magnus, goes missing. Erica’s husband, Detective Patrik Hedström, has his worst suspicions confirmed as the mind-games aimed at Christian become a disturbing reality. Christian’s group of friends—a “gang of four” from childhood—is a tangled web of relationships, love triangles, and family secrets that Erica and Patrick must unravel in order to discover what really happened to Magnus and who is still threatening Christian. But, with the victims themselves concealing evidence, the investigation is going nowhere. Is their silence driven by fear or guilt? What is the secret they would rather die to protect than live to see revealed?

Email Iris Blasi with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Pegasus Books!



Harlequin TEEN is treating our YA list like royalty with a mega-mailing of 500 copies of LEGACY OF KINGS by Eleanor Herman (complete with a pocket journal and folder).

Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise. Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat’s first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet fiancée, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known: Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.

Please email Ashley with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Harlequin TEEN!

Everybody riseEVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford

St. Martin’s Press is sending 100 copies if EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford to select members of the Women’s Fiction list this summer.

It’s 2006 in the Manhattan of the young and glamorous. Money and class are colliding in a city that is about to go over a financial precipice and take much of the country with it. At 26, bright, funny and socially anxious Evelyn Beegan is determined to carve her own path in life and free herself from the influence of her social-climbing mother, who propelled her through prep school and onto the Upper East Side. Evelyn has long felt like an outsider to her privileged peers, but when she gets a job at a social network aimed at the elite, she’s forced to embrace them. Recruiting new members for the site, Evelyn steps into a promised land of Adirondack camps, Newport cottages and Southampton clubs thick with socialites and Wall Streeters. Despite herself, Evelyn finds the lure of belonging intoxicating, and starts trying to pass as old money herself. When her father, a crusading class-action lawyer, is indicted for bribery, Evelyn must contend with her own family’s downfall as she keeps up appearances in her new life, grasping with increasing desperation as the ground underneath her begins to give way. Bracing, hilarious and often poignant, Stephanie Clifford’s debut offers a thoroughly modern take on classic American themes – money, ambition, family, friendship – and on the universal longing to fit in.

Email Lisa Senz with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, St. Martin’s Press! #EverybodyRise

dragonfish coverDRAGONFISH by Vu Tran

W.W. Norton & Co. is surprising members of the Mystery/Thriller list with copies of DRAGONFISH by Vu Tran, a remarkable debut and a noir page-turner resonant with the lasting reverberations of lives lost and lives remade a generation ago

Robert, an Oakland cop, still can’t let go of Suzy, the enigmatic Vietnamese wife who left him two years ago. Now she’s disappeared from her new husband, Sonny, a violent Vietnamese smuggler and gambler who’s blackmailing Robert into finding her for him. As he pursues her through the sleek and seamy gambling dens of Las Vegas, shadowed by Sonny’s sadistic son, “Junior,” and assisted by unexpected and reluctant allies, Robert learns more about his ex-wife than he ever did during their marriage. He finds himself chasing the ghosts of her past, one that reaches back to a refugee camp in Malaysia after the fall of Saigon, as his investigation soon uncovers the existence of an elusive packet of her secret letters to someone she left behind long ago. Although Robert starts illuminating the dark corners of Suzy’s life, the legacy of her sins threatens to immolate them all.

Email Meredith McGinnis with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Norton!


Wicked Reads (an imprint of Penguin Young Readers) is doing a randomized mailing this June of five different books to lucky members of the YA and Mystery/Thriller lists. Which one will you be lucky enough to bite into?


Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably accident-prone. Some years it’s bad, like the season when her father died, and some years it’s just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season is going to be a bad one. But not for the reasons they think. The Accident Season by Moira Fowlye-Doyle is a lush and sensual novel filled with forbidden romance and intrigue.



NNIGHTFALL coverIGHTFALL by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Looking for something to get your heart pumping? On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t come every twenty-four hours–it comes every twenty-eight years. None of the adults will tell Marin, Kana, or their friend Line exactly what happens when they leave the island, but when the three are accidentally left behind in the gathering dusk, they learn the truth: at Night, their town belongs to others, and those others want them gone. Nightfall is an addictive thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seats until daybreak.


BLOOD AND SALT coverBLOOD & SALT by Kim Liggett

In Blood & Salt our heroine Ash Larkin’s mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time. Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror.




If you’re a fan of classic horror movies then look no further than Danielle Vega’s bone-chilling novel, Survive the Night, A group of teens partake in an underground rave where someone or something is out to get them. Casey and her friends find themselves running through the putrid subway system, searching for a way out. But every manhole is sealed shut, and every noise echoes eerily in the dark, reminding them they’re not alone. They’re being hunted.




Finally, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys is an enviable collection of horror stories from today’s top YA writers including Marie Lu, Danielle Page, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Leigh Bardugo. Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying.

Email Mia García with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, #WickedReads! Remember to devour these books before they devour you.




Professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet—his wife—in Hostile Takeover (the exciting sequel to Shane Kuhn’s bestselling debut The Intern’s Handbook), going out to the LBM Mystery/Thriller list this July, courtesy of Simon & Schuster.

At the end of The Intern’s Handbook, John tracks down his nemesis Alice but instead of putting a bullet in her head, he puts a ring on her finger and marries her. Together, they execute a hostile takeover of Human Resources, Inc., the “placement agency” that trains young assassins to infiltrate corporations disguised as interns and knock off high profile targets. As HR’s former top operatives, they are successful until conflicting management styles cause an ugly breakup that locks John out of the bedroom and the boardroom. But when Alice takes on a new HR target, John is forced to return to the office battlefield in a role he swore he would never play again: the intern. What starts out as a deadly showdown turns into the two of them fighting side by side to save HR, Inc.—and their marriage.

Email Elina Vaysbeyn with your thoughts and comments. Feel free to review on Goodreads, any retailer websites, or on social media, please tag @shaneskuhn and @simonbooks on Twitter and Instagram. Thanks, Simon & Schuster!

SomedayTHE SOMEDAY JAR by Allison Morgan

This July, readers on the LBM Women’s Lit list will fall in love with Lanie Howard—young, fabulous, and desperate to transform her life—in THE SOMEDAY JAR by Allison Morgan, courtesy of The Berkley Publishing Group (an imprint of Penguin Random House).

Real-estate broker Lanie Howard has the perfect man, the perfect job, and the perfect life. Then she stumbles across her old Someday Jar, the forgotten glass relic where she stashed all the childhood wishes—no matter how crazy—that her father encouraged her to write down on the backs of Chinese restaurant fortunes. She used to be fun once! What happened to her? Although Lanie is wary of uncorking her past, when an attractive stranger saves her from a life-or-death encounter with a lemon peel at the bottom of a martini glass, she realizes that life is way too short for regrets. Now, jar in hand, Lanie decides to throw caution to the wind, and carry out everything she had once hoped to do, even if it means leaving her perfectly “perfect” life behind…

Email Katherine Pelz with your thoughts and comments, or tell us on Twitter tagging @BerkleyNAL #SomedayJar. Thanks, The Berkley Publishing Group!

Ana of California CoverANA OF CALIFORNIA by Andi Teran

Penguin Books is doing a mailing this June of ANA OF CALIFORNIA to a cross-section of the YA and General Fiction lists.

Andi Teran’s captivating debut novel Ana of California is a modern retelling of L.M. Montgomery’s beloved classic Anne of Green Gables. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next—unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. When she first arrives, Ana can’t tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl can be any help on his farm. His sister Abbie, however, thinks Ana might be just what they need. Ana comes to love Garber Farm, and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong.

Email Rebecca Lang with your thoughts and comments, or tell the author (@andi_teran) and publisher (@PenguinPbks) directly. Thanks, Penguin Books!

Driving HungryDRIVING HUNGRY by Layne Mosler

This summer, select members of the Little Big Mouth Travel and Women’s Literature lists will be getting a mailing of DRIVING HUNGRY by Layne Mosler from Pantheon Books.

A delicious memoir that takes us from Buenos Aires to New York to Berlin as the author, driven by wanderlust and an unrelenting appetite, finds purpose, passion, and unexpected flavor.

Email Sara Eagle with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Pantheon Books!

The Opposite of LonelinessTHE OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS by Marina Keegan

Scribner did a mailing of THE OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS by Marina Keegan to YPG’s Literary Fiction list this June.

An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay turned her into an icon for her generation.

Email with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Scribner!


The Coincidence of Coconut CakeTHE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE by Amy E. Reichert

Gallery/Pocket Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) is doing a finished book mailing of THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE by Amy E. Reichert to YPG’s Women’s Fiction list this June.

You’ve Got Mail meets How to Eat a Cupcake in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurant—whose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of mistaken identities.

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments, or tell the author directly (@aereichert). Visit for more info. Thanks, Gallery/Pocket Books!

InheritanceINHERITANCE by Lisa Forrest

HarperCollins 360 is doing an early mailing to YPG’s YA fans this June of INHERITANCE by Lisa Forrest.

A thrilling novel based around the myth of the Cirkulatti, circus performers with extraordinary gifts…

Cirkulatti: a person descended from circus performers of the ancient world, rumored to have supernatural gifts… Tallulah has always known she was different. She can communicate without speaking, a secret she shares only with her childhood nanny, Irena, who warns Tallulah that gifts like hers are not always welcome. When Tallulah begins training at the prestigious Cirque d’Avenir school, it soon becomes clear the troupe is not all that it seems. As Tallulah is drawn deeper into a world of dark, ancient powers and centuries-old greed, she must call on the skills Irena taught her—and on the protection of the mysterious cuff Irena gave her for safekeeping. But what is the secret of the power the cuff holds? And why are men willing to die to possess it? Tallulah always knew her gift was dangerous… But will it stop her from accepting her true inheritance?

Email Tracy Diamond with your thoughts and comments, or tell @harper360 on Twitter. Thanks, HarperCollins 360!


St. Martin’s Press is doing a June mailing of THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler to lucky members of the Little Big Mouth General Fiction list this June.

Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone in a house that is slowly crumbling toward the Long Island Sound. His parents are long dead. His mother, a circus mermaid who made her living by holding her breath, drowned in the very water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, ran off six years ago and now reads tarot cards for a traveling carnival. One June day, an old book arrives on Simon’s doorstep, sent by an antiquarian bookseller who purchased it on speculation. Fragile and water damaged, the book is a log from the owner of a traveling carnival in the 1700s, who reports strange and magical things, including the drowning death of a circus mermaid. Since then, generations of “mermaids” in Simon’s family have drowned—always on July 24, which is only weeks away. As his friend Alice looks on with alarm, Simon becomes increasingly worried about his sister. Could there be a curse on Simon’s family? What does it have to do with the book, and can he get to the heart of the mystery in time to save Enola?

Email Angelique Giammarino with your thoughts and comments or let the publisher (@StMartinsPress) and author (@ErikaSwyler) know directly via Twitter. Thanks, St. Martin’s Press!


Lucky members of the Young Adult Little Big Mouth list are getting copies of FINDING AUDREY this May. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel.

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

Email Stephanie O’Cain with your thoughts and comments, or Tweet directly to the author using @ KinsellaSophie using #Finding Audrey. Thanks, Delacorte Press!


YPG’s Young Adult list is about to find out that sometimes the best lessons can’t be taught. Fans of John Green’s Looking for Alaska and David Levithan’s Every Day will embrace EVEN WHEN YOU LIE TO ME, a poignant debut novel and an exploration of taboo love set against the backdrop of a suburban high school.

Charlie, a senior, isn’t looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favorite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom. But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he’s the only one who gets her. She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush. In this stunning debut, Jessica Alcott explores relationships–and their boundaries–in a way that is both searingly honest and sympathetic.

Email Alissa Nigro with your thoughts and comments and Tweet at @daisyhellcakes. Thanks, Crown Books for Young Readers!

DAMAGE DONE coverDAMAGE DONE by Amanda Panitch

Family can be a real killer. DAMAGE DONE by Amanda Panitch—going out to YPG’s YA list this May—is a gripping debut about a girl trying to escape the past. In this deliciously disturbing, heart-in-your-throat psychological thriller, the truth hurts.

Before the incident, Julia Vann had a twin brother. After, she has a new identity in a new town and a memory of that terrible day that refuses to come into focus. Now Lucy Black, she’s able to start again. And she’s stumbled onto the radar of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. Lucy’s finally starting to heal. She’s even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. But when someone from her past starts asking questions and threatening to tell all, she’s forced to confront the terrors—and the dark secrets—she thought were safely left behind. One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . .

Email Alissa Nigro with your thoughts and comments, or Tweet at the author (@AmandaPanitch). Thanks, Random House Books for Young Readers!

Dumplin'DUMPLIN’ by Julie Murphy

If you got it, flaunt it. That’s the message of the latest LBM mailing to the Young Adult lists, DUMPLIN’ by Julie Murphy, from Balzer + Bray, this May.

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart. Email either or Megan Barlog with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Balzer + Bray!

the-truth-and-other-lies-9781476795553_lgTHE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES by Sascha Arango

Atria Books is doing a mailing to the Little Big Mouth thriller list this May of THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES by Sascha Arango.

Dark, witty, and suspenseful, this literary crime thriller reminiscent of The Dinner follows a famous author whose wife—the brains behind his success—meets an untimely death, leaving him to deal with the consequences. View more info HERE.

Email Hillary Tisman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, @AtriaBooks!


The Social Network meets The Wolf of Wall Street in THE UNDERWRITING by Michelle Miller, the latest LBM mailing (200 copies!) to the General Fiction list this May, courtesy of G.P. Putnam’s Sons (an imprint of Penguin Random House). You are invited behind the closed doors into a post-recession world of sex scandals, power plays, and underhanded dealings.

Get Rich. Get Laid. Get Even. In this sexy debut novel, a high-stakes deal pitches the power of Wall Street against the savvy of Silicon Valley—until a young woman’s death threatens to topple it all. Todd Kent is young, hot, and on his way to the top of Wall Street when the eccentric founder of Hook, the popular new dating app, handpicks him to lead its IPO. Given just two months to pull it off, Todd and his investment banking team—brainy Neha, party-boy Beau, and old college flame Tara Taylor—race to close the $14 billion deal of the decade. It’s the chance of a lifetime for Tara, too, who sees her opportunity to break through the glass ceiling and justify six years of sacrifices for her career. But nothing is what it seems in Silicon Valley, and when tragedy strikes Stanford University’s campus, there’s no telling where the sparks will fly.

Email Anna Romig with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Putnam!

Im specialI’M SPECIAL by Ryan O’Connell

Simon & Schuster is doing a May mailing of I’M SPECIAL by Ryan O’Connell to lucky members of the Little Big Mouth humor list.

Meet Ryan O’Connell, a special snowflake with very special needs. (No, seriously, he has cerebral palsy.) Ryan spent his twenties catering to delusional divas at internships, swallowing all the prescription drugs he could find, and trying to find love (or, at the very least, a BJ) on Grindr. Now he’s sharing his ridiculous escapades so that you can laugh at him, with him, and maybe see a little of yourself in him as he learns to love his modern-as-f*ck family, stop stalking “friends” on Facebook, and try to figure out what’s going on with dating today. I’M SPECIAL will educate any adolescent-at-heart on what NOT to do if you ever want to become a happy, fully functioning grown-up with a 401k and a dog. Because you deserve it. You’re special.

Email Megan Hogan with your thoughts and comments, or tweet tagging @ryanoconn and @simonbooks #imspecial #cerebrallolzy. Thanks, Simon & Schuster!

HeadFullOfGhosts hcA HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay

William Morrow (an imprint of HarperCollins) is haunting members of the Mystery/Thriller Little Big Mouth list this May with copies of A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay.

The lives of the Barrett family are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. When doctors are unable to help, their home devolves into a house of horrors, and they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help who suggests an exorcism. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and medical bills looming, the family reluctantly agrees to be filmed for a reality TV show—never imagining that The Possession would become an instant hit. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend. Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long-ago events from her childhood, painful memories and long-buried secrets begin to surface. A mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising disturbing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

Email Ashley Marudas with your thoughts and comments, and reach out to the author directly via Facebook, Twitter (@paulGtremblay) or his website. Thanks, William Morrow!

The_Life_and_Death_of_Sophie_StarkTHE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK by Anna North

Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is sending copies of THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK by Anna North to the LBM Literary Fiction and Women’s Literature lists this April.

Gripping and provocative, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is a haunting story of fame, love, and legacy told through the propulsive rise of an iconoclastic artist. Sophie Stark begins her filmmaking career by creating a documentary about her obsession, Daniel, a college basketball star. But when she becomes too invasive, she finds herself the victim of a cruel retribution. The humiliation doesn’t stop her. Visionary and unapologetic, Sophie begins to use stories from the lives of those around her to create movies, and as she gains critical recognition and acclaim, she risks betraying the one she loves most. Told in a chorus of voices belonging to those who knew Sophie best, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is an intimate portrait of an elusive woman whose monumental talent and relentless pursuit of truth reveal the cost of producing great art.

Email Frances Milliken with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Blue Rider Press!


Gallery/Pocket Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) is doing a May mailing of GOOD MOURNING by Elizabeth Meyer to a mix of the Non-fiction and Memoir lists.

In this poignant memoir, a young socialite grieving her father’s sudden death risks social suicide when she takes a job at a legendary funeral chapel on the Upper East Side. If Lauren Weisberger, David Sedaris, and Mary Roach started a book club, Good Mourning would be the first book on their list.

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery/Pocket Books!


This May, Gallery/Pocket Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) is doing a mailing to the Little Big Mouth Humor list of MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES AND A THOUSAND COCKTAILS by Mike and Dave Stangle.

In the vein of Wedding Crashers and Tucker Max, two reckless but lovable All-American brothers capitalize on their massive internet fame by sharing the lessons that they’ve learned from their hilarious misadventures in love and their lives as total bros. Find out more on and

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments and tell the authors @itsDaveandMike what you think. Thanks, Gallery/Pocket Books!

I JUSTINE coverI, JUSTINE by Justine Ezarik

This May, Keywords Press (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) is doing a mailing to members of the Non-fiction and Memoir lists of I, JUSTINE.

Justine Ezarik has been obsessed with technology since unboxing her family’s first Apple computer. By sixth grade, she had built her first website. A decade later she became one of the Internet’s first—and most popular—“lifecasters,” inviting people around the world to watch her every move, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. But it was a one-minute video about an itemized AT&T bill that gave Justine her first taste of viral success: within 10 days of release, her “300-page iPhone bill” had garnered more than 3 million views and international media attention. These days, iJustine commands an audience of nearly 3.5 million subscribers across multiple YouTube channels, with total views exceeding half a billion. In I, Justine, she shares never-before-told stories about the hilarious (and sometimes heartbreaking) reality of living your life online. Along the way, Justine offers a fascinating glimpse at the evolution of modern tech, from the sudden rise of social media to the ways in which digital content has impacted our culture. With her trademark wit and delightfully unique sense of humor, Justine ultimately delivers an inspirational message in support of creativity, entrepreneurship, and the power of doing what you love, while reminding us that the Internet is a very small world—you just never know whom you’re going to meet.

For more information about Keywords Press, visit Email Jackie Jou with your thoughts about I, JUSTINE. Thanks, Keywords Press!

TMemory Painter_JacketHE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack

What if there was a drug that could help you remember past lives? What if the lives you remembered could lead you to your one true love? What if you learned that, for thousands of years, a deadly enemy had conspired to keep the two of you apart? This April, members of the Women’s Lit and Mystery/Thriller lists found out when they got copies of THE MEMORY PAINTER, courtesy of Picador.

Bryan Pierce is an internationally famous artist whose paintings have dazzled the world. But there’s a secret to his success: Every canvas is inspired by an unusually vivid dream. When Bryan awakes, he possesses extraordinary new skills…like the ability to speak obscure languages and an inexplicable genius for chess. All his life, he has wondered if his dreams are recollections, if he is re-experiencing other people’s lives. Linz Jacobs is a brilliant neurogeneticist, absorbed in decoding the genes that help the brain make memories, until she is confronted with an exact rendering of a recurring nightmare at one of Bryan’s shows. She tracks down the elusive artist, and their meeting triggers Bryan’s most powerful dream yet: visions of a team of scientists who, on the verge of discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s, died in a lab explosion decades ago. As Bryan becomes obsessed with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the scientists’ deaths, his dreams begin to reveal what happened at the lab, as well as a deeper mystery that may lead all the way to ancient Egypt. Together, Bryan and Linz start to discern a pattern. But a deadly enemy watches their every move, and he will stop at nothing to ensure that the past stays buried. A taut thriller and a timeless love story spanning six continents and 10,000 years of history, The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack is a riveting debut novel unlike any you’ve ever read.

Email Andrea Rogoff and Isabella Alimonti with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Picador!

RE JANE coverRE JANE by Patricia Park

Viking Books is sending finished copies of RE JANE by Patricia Park (a former publishing professional!) this April to members of the Women’s Lit and Young Adult LBM lists this April. Journeying from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul, and back, this is a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut.

For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life. Sardonic yet vulnerable, Jane toils, unappreciated, in her strict uncle’s grocery store and politely observes the traditional principle of nunchi (a combination of good manners, hierarchy, and obligation). Desperate for a new life, she’s thrilled to become the au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, two Brooklyn English professors and their adopted Chinese daughter. Inducted into the world of organic food co-ops, and nineteenth–century novels, Jane is the recipient of Beth Mazer’s feminist lectures and Ed Farley’s very male attention. But when a family death interrupts Jane and Ed’s blossoming affair, she flies off to Seoul, leaving New York far behind. Reconnecting with family, and struggling to learn the ways of modern-day Korea, Jane begins to wonder if Ed Farley is really the man for her. Jane returns to Queens, where she must find a balance between two cultures and accept who she really is. Re Jane is a bright, comic story of falling in love, finding strength, and living not just out of obligation to others, but for one’s self.

Email Mary Stone with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Viking Books!

TUpside of Stress coverHE UPSIDE OF STRESS by Kelly McGonigal

Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is sending out ARCs of THE UPSIDE OF STRESS to select members of the Non-fiction list this April.

In The Upside of Stress, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., Stanford psychologist and bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct, delivers a startling message: Stress isn’t bad. In fact, stress can make us stronger, smarter, happier, and more resilient—if we learn how to embrace it. Filled with cutting-edge scientific research, stories, and exercises, The Upside of Stress is, in the words of Daniel Pink, “a perfect how-to guide for anyone who wants to tap into the biology of courage and the psychology of thriving under pressure.” Watch Kelly’s TED Talk here.

Email Farin Schlussel with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Avery!

Church of Marvels coverCHURCH OF MARVELS by Leslie Parry

Ecco Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, is doing a May mailing to the LBM Literary Fiction list of CHURCH OF MARVELS by Leslie Parry. A ravishing first novel, set in vibrant, tumultuous turn-of-the-century New York City, where the lives of four outsiders become entwined, bringing irrevocable change to them all.

New York, 1895. Sylvan Threadgill, a night soiler cleaning out the privies behind the tenement houses, finds an abandoned newborn baby in the muck. An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the child, determined to find where she belongs. Odile Church and her beautiful sister, Belle, were raised amid the applause and magical pageantry of The Church of Marvels, their mother’s spectacular Coney Island sideshow. But the Church has burnt to the ground, their mother dead in its ashes. Now Belle, the family’s star, has vanished into the bowels of Manhattan, leaving Odile alone and desperate to find her. A young woman named Alphie awakens to find herself trapped across the river in Blackwell’s Lunatic Asylum—sure that her imprisonment is a ruse by her husband’s vile, overbearing mother. On the ward she meets another young woman of ethereal beauty who does not speak, a girl with an extraordinary talent that might save them both.

As these strangers’ lives become increasingly connected, their stories and secrets unfold. Moving from the Coney Island seashore to the tenement-studded streets of the Lower East Side, a spectacular human circus to a brutal, terrifying asylum, Church of Marvels takes readers back to turn-of-the-century New York—a city of hardship and dreams, love and loneliness, hope and danger. Email Ben Tomek with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Ecco!


Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is sending copies of THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK by Anna North to the LBM Literary Fiction and Women’s Literature lists this April.

Gripping and provocative, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is a haunting story of fame, love, and legacy told through the propulsive rise of an iconoclastic artist. Sophie Stark begins her filmmaking career by creating a documentary about her obsession, Daniel, a college basketball star. But when she becomes too invasive, she finds herself the victim of a cruel retribution. The humiliation doesn’t stop her. Visionary and unapologetic, Sophie begins to use stories from the lives of those around her to create movies, and as she gains critical recognition and acclaim, she risks betraying the one she loves most. Told in a chorus of voices belonging to those who knew Sophie best, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is an intimate portrait of an elusive woman whose monumental talent and relentless pursuit of truth reveal the cost of producing great art. Email Frances Milliken with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Blue Rider Press!


Select members of the General Fiction and Women’s Fiction lists are soon to receive copies of LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE by Jessica Knoll from Simon & Schuster.

Her perfect life is a perfect lie. As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret. There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything. Will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?

Email Elina Vaysbeyn with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Simon & Schuster!

Elliott_CourtOfFives_HCCOURT OF FIVES by Kate Elliot

Are you ready for your next epic fantasy adventure? This May, select members of the Young Adult and Science Fiction Fantasy lists are receiving copies of World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott’s first young adult novel, COURT OF FIVES.

On the Fives court, everyone is equal. And everyone is dangerous. Jessamy’s life has always been a balance between acting like an upper class patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for the Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best athletes. Adversaries are masked, so Jes can compete in secret, but victors must reveal their identities. If she wins, she could destroy her family’s precarious social standing. Then Jes meet Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy turns heads. When a scheming lord tears Jes’s family apart, she’ll have to test Kal’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.

Email Allegra Green with your thoughts and comments. Be sure to tweet @TheNovl #CourtofFives. Thanks, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers!


This March, select members of the Children’s/YA Little Big Mouth list get to return to the world of Meg Cabot’s bestselling and beloved Princess Diaries series, this time through the illustrated diary of a spunky new heroine in From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, thanks to Feiwel & Friends.

Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is a completely average twelve-year-old: average height, average weight, average brown hair of average length, average brown skin and average hazel eyes. The only things about her that aren’t average are her name (too long and princess themed), her ability to draw animals (useful for her future career as a wildlife illustrator), and the fact that she is a half-orphan who has never met her father and is forced to live with her aunt and uncle (who treat her almost like their own kids, so she doesn’t want to complain). Then one completely average day, everything goes wrong: the most popular girl in school, Annabelle Jenkins, threatens to beat her up, the principal gives her a demerit, and she’s knocked down at the bus stop… until a limo containing Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia pulls up to invite her to New York to finally meet her father, who promptly invites her to come live with him, Mia, Grandmere and her two fabulous poodles. Maybe Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison isn’t so average after all!

For more information, visit E-mail Jo Kirby with your thoughts and comments! Thanks, Feiwel & Friends!

VelvetVELVET by Temple West

As part of a group mailing, Swoon Reads is sending lucky members of the YA list copies of VELVET by Temple West.

After losing both her parents before age 17, aspiring designer Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then, she learns that her hot bad-boy neighbor, Adrian–who might have just saved her life–is actually a half-demon vampire. Suddenly Caitlin is stuck with a vampire bodyguard who feels that the best way to protect her is to become her pretend boyfriend. Trouble is, Caitlin is starting to fall in love for real, while Adrian can never love a human. Caitlin trusts Adrian to keep her safe from his demon father, but will he be able to protect her heart?

Email Ashley Woodfolk with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Swoon Reads!

How to say i love youHOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD by Karole Cozzo

Get ready, Young Adult list, because Swoon Reads is hitting the list this March with copies of HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU OUT LOUD by Karole Cozzo.

When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they’re related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends, including charming football stud Alex Colby. But despite her best intentions, she just can’t shake the memory of kissing Alex last summer, and the desire to do it again. Can Jordyn find the courage to tell Alex how she really feels—and the truth about her family—before he slips away forever?

Email Ashley Woodfolk with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Swoon Reads!

Love fortunes and other disastersLOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS by Kimberly Karalius

Swoon Reads is doing a mailing of LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS by Kimberly Karalius to members of the Little Big Mouth Young Adult list this March.

Love is real in the town of Grimbaud, and Fallon Dupree has dreamed of attending high school there for years. After all, generations of Duprees have successfully followed the (100% accurate!) love fortunes from Zita’s famous Love Charms Shop to happily marry their high school sweethearts. It’s a tradition. So she is both stunned and devastated when her fortune states that she will NEVER find love. Fortunately, Fallon isn’t the only student with a terrible love fortune, and a rebellion is brewing. Fallon is determined to take control of her own fate—even if it means working with a notorious heartbreaker like Sebastian. Will Fallon and Sebastian be able to overthrow Zita’s tyranny and fall in love?

Email Ashley Woodfolk with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Swoon Reads!

career playbook coverTHE CAREER PLAYBOOK by James M. Citrin

Crown Business is sending our Little Big Mouth Business list THE CAREER PLAYBOOK: Essential Advice for Today’s Aspiring Young Professional by James M. Citrin this March.

The career marketplace for young people has never been more competitive, chaotic, and difficult to maneuver. On top of that, graduates are looking not only for good jobs but for positions that will help them launch careers in which they can grow and flourish. But knowing what to look for is hard to see when you’re confronting the reality of getting an interview, searching for the right kind of job, and worrying about salary and potential advancement. In The Career Playbook, Citrin brings decades of experience as a senior partner at the premier executive search firm Spencer Stuart to bear on these questions, offering graduates and recent professionals trustworthy and actionable advice for thriving in the workplace. Packed with advice and stories from employees and executives working their way up the career ladder, as well as trenchant insights from some of the most prominent CEOs in business, The Career Playbook is an essential resource for launching your dream job, in 2015 and beyond.

Email Owen Haney with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Crown Business!

Knockoff coverTHE KNOCKOFF by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Ready for The Devil Wears Prada in reverse? Doubleday is doing a mailing to lucky members of the Women’s Fiction list of THE KNOCKOFF by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza this March.

An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her twentysomething former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app. The Knockoff is an insider’s look at the ever-changing world of fashion and a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age.

Email Judy Jacoby with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Doubleday!

RoyalWe_final_RGB300THE ROYAL WE by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

This April, Grand Central Publishing is granting the wish of select members of Women’s Lit and General Fiction lists with a mailing of THE ROYAL WE, inspired by the royal love story of Prince William & Kate Middleton and written by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the creators of the wildly popular celebrity fashion blog Go Fug Yourself.

American Bex Porter was never one for fairy-tales. She left that to her twin sister Lacey who was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess. But it’s adventure-seeking Bex who journeys across the Atlantic to attend Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall—and thus Bex who accidentally finds herself in love with the heir to the British throne. But this is no love-at-first sight romance. Complete with a first meeting in which Bex accuses the royal family of being syphilis-ridden before learning Nick’s last name, and a friendship born of shared obsession with a trashy American TV show paired with Twinkies and Cracker Jacks, this feels like the beginning of any college relationship. Nick is everything Bex could have imagined, but comes with never-ending baggage: a thorny family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a Brit. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex looks back on how much she’s had to give up for true love, the many twists and turns her life has taken along the way, and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break.

Email with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Grand Central!

Leave Your MarkLEAVE YOUR MARK by Aliza Licht

Grand Central Publishing is doing an April mailing of LEAVE YOUR MARK: LAND YOUR DREAM JOB. KILL IT IN YOUR CAREER. ROCK SOCIAL MEDIA to lucky members of the Business and Women’s Fiction lists. Written by Aliza Licht, the fashion PR executive and Twitter phenom, DKNY PR GIRL, this is much more than an advice book; it’s a mentorship in 288 pages.

Leave Your Mark is packed with fantastic advice, pulled directly from Licht’s personal professional journey, with insider tips sprinkled throughout, to-do lists for every step in your career, and self-reflection exercises to constructively critique and improve yourself. And this is not all “do what I did!” advice. Licht’s is an inspiring story of finding your way and the power of persistence. After deciding that pre-med wasn’t for her the summer after her junior year of college, Licht began the hard work of finding a career she was passionate about. Without any favors or nepotism, she worked her way from intern at a local newspaper to the SVP of Global Communications for Donna Karen International, working in a field she had always loved: fashion. This is a story of successes and failures from a woman who is now in the position to hire young people just starting out, like she once was. With advice from the perspective of what worked (and what didn’t!) for her as a job-seeker, to what has convinced her as a hiring manager, Leave Your Mark is a comprehensive guide to career success.

Email with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Grand Central!

fat girlFAT GIRL WALKING by Brittany Gibbons

Dey Street Books is sending copies of FAT GIRL WALKING by Brittany Gibbons to members of the memoir list this March. Told through a series of larger-than-life snapshots, a hilarious memoir in essays about love, sex, marriage, motherhood, bikinis, and loving your body, no matter what size you are from the acclaimed blogger and body image advocate.

Brittany Gibbons has been a plus size her whole life. But instead of hiding herself in the shadows of thinner women, Brittany became a wildly popular blogger and national spokesmodel—known for stripping on stage at TedX and standing in Times Square in a bikini on national television, and making skinny people everywhere uncomfortable. Talking honestly about size and body image on her popular blog,, she has ignited a national conversation. Now in her first book, she shares hilarious and painfully true stories about her life as a weird overweight girl growing up in rural Ohio, struggling with dating and relationships, giving the middle finger to dieting, finding love with a man smaller than her, accidentally having three kids, and figuring out the secret to loving her curves and becoming a nationally recognized body image advocate. And there’s sex, lots of it!

Fat Girl Walking isn’t a diet book. It isn’t one of those former fat people memoirs about how someone battled, and won, in the fight against fat. Brittany doesn’t lose all the weight and reveal the happy, skinny girl that’s been hiding inside her. Instead, she reminds us that being chubby doesn’t mean you’ll end up alone, unhappy, or the subject of a cable medical show. What’s important is learning to love your shape. With her infectious humor and soul-baring honesty, Fat Girl Walking reveals a life full of the same heartbreak, joy, oddity, awkwardness, and wonder as anyone else’s. Just with better snacks.

Email with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Dey Street Books!

Within These WallsWITHIN THESE WALLS by Ania Ahlborn

The Mystery/Thriller list better be ready for a scare, because they’re getting a mailing of WITHIN THESE WALLS by indie horror author and bestselling sensation Ania Ahlborn from Gallery Books.

With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed up crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback. So when he’s promised exclusive access to notorious cult leader and death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the opportunity is too good to pass up. Lucas leaves New York for the scene of the crime—a split-level farmhouse on the gray-sanded beach of Washington State—a house whose foundation is steeped in the blood of Halcomb’s diviners; runaways who, thirty years prior, were drawn to his message of family, unity, and unconditional love. Lucas wants to tell the real story of Halcomb’s faithful departed, but when Halcomb goes back on his promise of granting Lucas exclusive information on the case, he’s left to put the story together on his own. Except he is not alone. For Jeffrey Halcomb promised his devout eternal life…and within these walls, they’re far from dead.

This brand-new supernatural thriller questions: how far would you go for success, and what would you be capable of if the promise of forever was real? Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery!

Dream Lover coverTHE DREAM LOVER by Elizabeth Berg

Random House is sending Elizabeth Berg’s THE DREAM LOVER to select members of YPG’s Literary Fiction and Women’s Fiction lists this March.

At the beginning of this powerful novel, we meet Aurore Dupin as she is leaving her estranged husband, a loveless marriage, and her family’s estate in the French countryside to start a new life in Paris. There, she gives herself a new name—George Sand—and pursues her dream of becoming a writer, embracing an unconventional and even scandalous lifestyle. Paris in the nineteenth century comes vividly alive, illuminated by the story of the loves, passions, and fierce struggles of a woman who defied the confines of society. Sand’s many lovers and friends include Frédéric Chopin, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Liszt, Eugène Delacroix, Victor Hugo, Marie Dorval, and Alfred de Musset. As Sand welcomes fame and friendship, she fights to overcome heartbreak and prejudice, failure and loss. Though considered the most gifted genius of her time, she works to reconcile the pain of her childhood, of disturbing relationships with her mother and daughter, and of her intimacies with women and men. Will the life she longs for always be just out of reach—a dream?

Email Alaina Waagner with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Random House!

spinster coverSPINSTER by Kate Bolick

Crown is doing a mailing to a mix of LBM lists this March of SPINSTER: MAKING A LIFE OF ONE’S OWN by Kate Bolick.

“Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence.” So beginsSpinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Using her own experiences as a starting point, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, passionately lived life, weaving together the past and present to examine why­ she—along with over 100 million American women, whose ranks keep growing—remains unmarried. This unprecedented demographic shift, Bolick explains, is the logical outcome of hundreds of years of change that has neither been fully understood, nor appreciated. Spinster introduces a cast of pioneering women from the last century whose genius, tenacity, and flair for drama have emboldened Bolick to fashion her life on her own terms: columnist Neith Boyce, essayist Maeve Brennan, social visionary Charlotte Perkins Gilman, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and novelist Edith Wharton. By animating their unconventional ideas and choices, Bolick shows us that contemporary debates about settling down, and having it all, are timeless—the crucible upon which all thoughtful women have tried for centuries to forge a good life.

Intellectually substantial and deeply personal, Spinster is both an unreservedly inquisitive memoir and a broader cultural exploration that asks us to acknowledge the opportunities within ourselves to live authentically. Bolick offers us a way back into our own lives—a chance to see those splendid years when we were young and unencumbered, or middle-aged and finally left to our own devices, for what they really are: unbounded and our own to savor.

Email Kayleigh George with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Crown!

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Dey Street Books is doing a mailing to mixed LBM lists this March of GIRL IN A BAND, a memoir by Kim Gordon.

Founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith’s Just Kids. Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before in Girl in a Band. Telling the story of her family, growing up in California in the ’60s and ’70s, her life in visual art, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band, Girl in a Band is a rich and beautifully written memoir. Gordon takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and ’90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the Alternative revolution in popular music. The band helped build a vocabulary of music—paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. But at its core, Girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, music, art career, what partnership means—and what happens when that identity dissolves.

Email Kendra Newton with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Dey Street Books!

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Putnam is doing a March mailing of MY SUNSHINE AWAY by M.O. Walsh to the YPG Literary Fiction list this March.

It was the summer everything changed.… My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson—free spirit, track star, and belle of the block—experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too. In My Sunshine Away, Walsh brilliantly juxtaposes the enchantment of a charmed childhood with the gripping story of a violent crime, unraveling families, and consuming adolescent love. Acutely wise and deeply honest, it is an astonishing and page-turning debut about the meaning of family, the power of memory, and our ability to forgive.

Email Ashley McClay with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Putnam!

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Ever wonder what book June Cleaver would have written if she spent more time drinking and less time vacuuming? YPG’s Humor list is finding out this March with copies of UNABROW by Una LaMarche, courtesy of Plume.

As a girl, Una LaMarche was as smart as she was awkward. She was blessed with a precocious intellect, a love of all things pop culture, and eyebrows bushier than Frida Kahlo’s. Adversity made her stronger…and funnier. In UNABROW, Una shares the cringe-inducing lessons she’s learned from a life as a late bloomer, including the seven deadly sins of DIY bangs, how not to make your own jorts, and how to handle pregnancy, plucking, and the rites of passage during which your own body is your worst frenemy.

Please email Molly Pieper with thoughts and comments. Thanks, Plume Books!

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HOPE AND OTHER LUXURIES By Clare B. Dunkle and ELENA VANISHING By Elena and Clare B. Dunkle

Chronicle is doing a double-mailing of this mother/daughter duo to the YPG Little Big Mouth memoir list this winter.

In Hope and Other Luxuries, Clare Dunkle seemed to have an ideal life-two beautiful, high-achieving teenage daughters, a loving husband, and a satisfying and successful career as a children’s book novelist. But it’s when you let down your guard that the ax falls. Just after one daughter successfully conquered her depression, another daughter developed a life-threatening eating disorder. Co-published with Elena Vanishing, the memoir of her daughter, this is the story-told in brave, beautifully written, and unflinchingly honest prose-of one family’s fight against a deadly disease, from an often ignored but important perspective: the mother of the anorexic.

Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena’s perspective over a five-year period and co-written with her mother, award-winning author Clare B. Dunkle, Elena Vanishing is a fascinating and intimate look at a deadly disease, and a must-read for anyone who knows someone suffering from an eating disorder.

Learn more about these two books at: Email with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Chronicle Books!

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THE COST OF ALL THINGS by Maggie Lehrman

Balzer + Bray (an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books) is doing a mailing of THE COST OF ALL THINGS by Maggie Lehrman to the Young Adult Little Big Mouth list this March.

What would you pay to cure your heartbreak? Banish your sadness? Transform your looks? The right spell can fix anything…. When Ari’s boyfriend Win dies, she gets a spell to erase all memory of him. But spells come at a cost, and this one sets off a chain of events that reveal the hidden—and sometimes dangerous—connections between Ari, her friends, and the boyfriend she can no longer remember. Told from four different points of view, this original and affecting novel weaves past and present in a suspenseful narrative that unveils the truth behind a terrible tragedy.

Please email Megan Barlog with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Balzer + Bray!

LBM_Single carefree mellow coverSINGLE, CAREFREE, MELLOW by Katherine Heiny

Knopf (an imprint of Penguin Random House) is sending out SINGLE, CAREFREE, MELLOW by Katherine Heiny to the Literary Fiction LBM list this February.

Single, Carefree, Mellow is that rare and wonderful thing: a debut that is superbly accomplished, endlessly entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny. In the words of Lena Dunham, “Katherine Heiny’s work does something magical: elevates the mundane so that it has the stakes of a mystery novel, gives women’s interior lives the gravity they so richly deserve–and makes you laugh along the way.”

Email Danielle Plafsky with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Knopf!

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GOING INTO THE CITY by Robert Cristgau

Dey Street Books (an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) sent copies of GOING INTO THE CITY to the Memoir list this February.

The Dean of American Rock Critics, Robert Christgau takes us on a heady tour through his life and times in this vividly atmospheric and visceral memoir that is both a love letter to a New York long past and a tribute to the transformative power of art. Christgau chronicled many of the key cultural shifts of the last half century and revolutionized the cultural status of the music critic in the process by covering rock for Esquire in its heyday and personifying the music beat at the Village Voice for over three decades. Going Into the City is an homage to the city of Christgau¹s youth from Queens to the Lower East Side‹a city that exists mostly in memory today. And it¹s a love story about the Greenwich Village girl who roamed this realm of possibility with him.

Please email with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Dey Street Books!

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ROADMAP by Roadtrip Nation

Copies of ROADMAP by Roadtrip Nation are going out to the YPG Business list this month, courtesy of Chronicle.

Roadmap helps you find work that doesn’t make you want to call in sick. It shares how successful people figured it out and provides actionable activities to move forward so you can create a fulfilling career that is built on who you are and what you love. Watch a trailer here: and l earn more about the book at

Please email Stephanie Wong with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Chronicle Books!

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Blue Rider Press (an imprint of Penguin) is about to do a mailing of VISITING HOURS by award-winning, 27-year-old author Amy Butcher to YPG’s Memoir list.

In this gripping new memoir, Amy examines the shattering consequences of failing a friend when she felt he needed one most. Four weeks before their college graduation, Kevin Schaeffer walked Amy Butcher to her home in their college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Hours after parting ways with Amy, he fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Emily Silverstein. While he was awaiting trial, psychiatrists concluded that he had suffered an acute psychotic break. Although severely affected by Kevin’s crime, Amy remained devoted to him as a friend. Over time, she became determined to discover the narrative that explained what Kevin had done. The tragedy deeply shook her concept of reality, disrupted her sense of right and wrong, and dismantled every conceivable notion she’d established about herself and her relation to the world. Eventually realizing that she would never have the answers, or find peace, unless she went after it herself, Amy returned to Gettysburg to sift through hundreds of pages of public records including mental health evaluations, detectives’ notes, testimonies, and even Kevin’s own confession. Visiting Hours is a deeply personal, heart-wrenching exploration of how trauma affects memory and the way a friendship changes and often strengthens through seemingly insurmountable challenges. Ultimately, it’s a testament to the bonds we share with others and the strength of the human spirit.

Please email Molly Pieper with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Blue Rider Press!

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UPROOTED by Naomi Novik

Del Rey Books is doing a mailing to lucky members of the Little Big Mouth Young Adult and Science Fiction/Fantasy lists this February of UPROOTED by Naomi Novik, the author of the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels.

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

Email Joe Scalora with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Del Rey Books!

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Keep your eyes peeled for a mailing to the General Fiction list from Chronicle Books of ROCK, MEET WINDOW.

This funny and poignant memoir from celebrated familyman blogger Jason Good delves into the magic, fails, and meaning of fatherhood. Here he shares the story of his father, a charismatic, communicative, and affectionate man who taught him how to live and how to be a dad to his own two young sons. The moment Jason was told he would lose his father to cancer, and the year that followed, inspired him to reflect on how an imperfect father can be perfection in all the ways that matter in the end. Exploring the highs, lows, and complications of fatherhood with tenderness and humor, Rock, Meet Window will have fathers (and mothers, too) thinking about those extraordinary qualities that make a good father so special to us all.

Please email Stephanie Wong with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Chronicle!

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Dey Street Books is sending 150 copies of READ BOTTOM UP by Neel Shah & Skye Chatham to lucky members of our YPG Little Big Mouth Women’s Fiction list this February.

Madeline and Elliot’s relationship unfolds through a series of thrilling, confounding, and funny exchanges with each other and with their best friends. The result is a brand new kind of modern romantic comedy, both in format and in content. Read Bottom Up is a charming novel about falling in love, or like, in the digital age, told in an inventive, creative style.

Email with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Dey Street Books!

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Penguin Press is sending out a mailing of I AM RADAR by Reif Larsen to the Science Fiction/Fantasy and Literary Fiction lists this February.

The moment just before Radar Radmanovic is born, all of the hospital’s electricity mysteriously fails. The delivery takes place in total darkness. Lights back on, the staff sees a healthy baby boy—with pitch-black skin—born to the stunned white parents. No one understands the uncanny electrical event or the unexpected skin color. “A childbirth is an explosion,” the ancient physician says by way of explanation. “Some shrapnel is inevitable, isn’t it?” A kaleidoscopic novel both heartbreaking and dazzling, Reif Larsen’s I Am Radar begins with Radar’s perplexing birth but rapidly explodes outward, carrying readers across the globe and throughout history, as well as to unknown regions where radio waves and subatomic particles dance to their own design. Spanning this extraordinary range with grace and empathy, humor and courage, I Am Radar is the vessel where a century of conflict and art unite in a mesmerizing narrative whole.

Email Matthew Boyd with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Penguin Press!

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RHPG is doing a mailing of 200 copies of Jill Alexander Essbaum’s debut novel Hausfrau to the YPG Little Big Mouth Literary Fiction list this February.

Hausfrau is a daring novel about marriage, sex, fidelity, morality, and most especially, self. Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband, Bruno – a banker – and their three young children in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zürich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or even with her own thoughts and feelings, Anna tries to rouse herself with new experiences: German language classes, Jungian analysis, and a series of sexual affairs she enters with an ease that surprises even her.

Email Jess Bonet with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, RHPG!

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The Little Big Mouth literary fiction list needs to get ready for some genre-blending this February, because Little, Brown is about to send them Mark Andrew Ferguson’s THE LOST BOYS SYMPHONY, a debut novel about a lovesick college student abducted by his future selves.

After Henry’s girlfriend Val leaves him and transfers to another school, his grief begins to manifest itself in bizarre and horrifying ways. Cause and effect, once so reliable, no longer appear to be related in any recognizable manner. Either he’s hallucinating, or the strength of his heartbreak over Val has unhinged reality itself. After weeks of sleepless nights and sick delusions, Henry decides to run away. If he can only find Val, he thinks, everything will make sense again. So he leaves his mother’s home in the suburbs and marches toward the city and the woman who he thinks will save him. Once on the George Washington Bridge, however, a powerful hallucination knocks him out cold. When he awakens, he finds himself kidnapped by two strangers—one old, one middle-aged—who claim to be future versions of Henry himself. Val is the love of your life, they tell him. We’ve lost her, but you don’t have to.

The Lost Boys Symphony is a beautiful reminder of what it’s like to be young, lost, and in and out of love for the very first time. Email Wes Miller with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Little, Brown & Company!

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Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing is doing a finished book mailing of 200 copies of Jason Reynolds’ The Boy in the Black Suit to the little Big Mouth YA list this January.

Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this wry, gritty novel from the author of When I Was the Greatest. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. She’s got a crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.

Email Rachel Stark with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Simon & Schuster!

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NAL Hardcover is sending a mash-up mailing of A FIELD GUIDE TO AWKWARD SILENCES, a memoir by Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri to YPG this January.

Most twentysomethings spend a lot of time avoiding awkwardness. Not Alexandra Petri. Afraid of rejection? Alexandra Petri has auditioned for America’s Next Top Model. Afraid of looking like an idiot? Alexandra Petri lost Jeopardy! by answering “Who is that dude?” on national TV. Afraid of bad jokes? Alexandra Petri won an international pun championship. Petri has been a debutante, reenacted the Civil War, and fended off suitors at a Star Wars convention while wearing a Jabba the Hutt suit. One time, she let some cult members she met on the street baptize her, just to be polite. She’s a connoisseur of the kind of awkwardness that most people spend whole lifetimes trying to avoid. If John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris had a baby…they would never let Petri babysit it. But Petri is here to tell you: Everything you fear is not so bad. Trust her. She’s tried it. And in the course of her misadventures, she’s learned that there are worse things out there than awkwardness—and that interesting things start to happen when you stop caring what people think.

Email Leslie Schwartz with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, NAL!

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Dutton is doing a mailing of LOST AND FOUND by Brooke Davis to the YPG Women’s Fiction list this January.

Lost & Found is a book that truly speaks to adults of all ages. Davis’ story is told through the voices of the very young and very old, from Millie, who is 7, to Karl and Agatha, who are both in their 80s. She brings a fresh voice to the fiction world in this debut, which walks the line between humor and heartache as each character comes to terms with losing someone close to them. It’s a book that is easy to read, but one that also opens the door to many new questions along the way.

Email Emily Brock with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Dutton Adult!

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Dey Street Books did a surprise blast to the Nonfiction Little Big Mouth list in January with copies of I DIDN’T COME HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS.

Former Bachelor “villain” and season 16 winner Courtney Robertson shares her story of love and heartbreak, and the reality of appearing on reality TV, in The New York Times Bestseller I DIDN’T COME HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS.

Email Kendra Newton with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Dey Street Books!

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Crown Business is teaching the Little Big Mouth Nonfiction and Business lists how to perform under pressure this January with a mailing by Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry.

Performing Under Pressure addresses the greatest obstacle to our success, whether in a sales presentation, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. The fact is, no one “rises to the occasion” under pressure and does their best. The perception that some people perform better onstage than in practice is a myth. The reality is pressure makes us do worse, and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. Performing Under Pressure draws on research from over 100,000 people, and features the latest research from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers, Navy SEALS, Olympic and other elite athletes, and others. It offers 22 specific strategies each of us can use to reduce pressure in our personal and professional lives and allow us to better excel in whatever we do.

Email Owen Haney with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Crown Business!

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Four hundred lucky members of YPG’s Science Fiction Fantasy and Thriller lists are getting copies of GIDEON, a debut by Alex Gordon, this chilly January, courtesy of Harper Voyager.

When Lauren’s father dies, she makes a shocking discovery. The man she knew as John Reardon was once a completely different person, with a different name. Now, she’s determined to find out who he really was, even though her only clues are an old photograph, some letters, and the name of a town—Gideon. But someone—or something—doesn’t want her to discover the truth. A strange man is stalking her, appearing everywhere she turns, and those who try to help her end up dead. Neither a shadowy enemy nor her own fear are going to prevent her from solving the mystery of her father—and unlocking the secrets of her own life. Making her way to Gideon, Lauren finds herself more confused than ever. Nothing in this small Midwestern town is what it seems, including time itself. Residents start going missing, and Lauren is threatened by almost every townsperson she encounters. Two hundred years ago, a witch was burned at the stake, but in Gideon, the past feels all too chillingly present.

Email Pam Jaffee with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Harper Voyager!


BEFORE I GO by Colleen Oakley

Gallery is sending copies of BEFORE I GO by Colleen Oakley to members of the General Fiction list this winter.

A heartfelt novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You about a young woman in Georgia with stage four breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a “replacement wife” for her husband before she passes away.

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery!



DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction (and going out to members of our LBM nonfiction list this January, courtesy of Crown) comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds” and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. He knew, moreover, that his ship–the fastest then in service–could outrun any threat. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small–hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more–all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.

Email Sarah Pekdemir with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Crown!


NEVER SLEEP ALONE by Dr. Alex Schiller

The funny bone is connected to the literary bone in NEVER SLEEP ALONE by Dr. Alex Schiller, heading toward the Humor Little Big Mouth list this winter.

Dr. Alex (not a real doctor) has been performing her hit comedy and dating show “Never Sleep Alone” to sold out audiences, helping thousands of people from all over the world transform themselves and fulfill their sociosexual desires. Now, with her signature blend of outrageous humor and profound wisdom, the celebrated guru has created an interactive sex and dating guide that takes you on a fantastic journey of exciting new adventures, self-discovery, and transformation.

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery!

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St. Martin’s Press is doing a mailing to our Nonfiction list this December of The Art of Not Having it All by Melissa Kite.

Do your to-do lists include any of the following: climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, get pregnant, and re-mortgage your house? Does a great weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom with a toothbrush? Do you fantasize about the handyman who in three days brought you more happiness than your useless ex-boyfriend did in three years? Welcome to Melissa Kite’s life and her uproarious, no-holds-barred memoir about the adventures of not having it all as a single lady in your prime. In the tradition of Mindy Kaling and Caitlin Moran, Melissa Kite’s hilarious and honest memoir, The Art of Not Having it All, will draw you in to her world of exploits in not having it all—complete with dating misadventures, heroic plumbers, and clinically obese fish.

Please email Karlyn Hixson to share your thoughts, comments, and insights. Thanks, St. Martin’s!



Gallery is sending copies of THE GLITTERING WORLD by Robert Levy to members of the Science Fiction/Fantasy list this winter.

From the New York Times, Time, and Variety-reviewed, award-winning Off Broadway playwright comes a psychological novel of dark supernatural suspense, in the vein of Scott Smith (The Ruins) and The Returned (Jason Mott).

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery!


THE LIFE INTENDED by Kristin Harmel

Just after the new year, Gallery Books is sending copies of THE LIFE INTENDED by Kristin Harmel to lucky members of the Little Big Mouth General Fiction list.

From the author of the international bestselling THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING comes a novel that’s Sliding Doors meets P.S. I Love You. A woman who lost her husband five years ago is ready to move on, but her subconscious won’t let her. Is she dreaming of her late husband? Or slipping through to the life she should have had?

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery!



This winter, Gallery is sending copies of WALKING ON TRAMPOLINES by Frances Whiting to the YPG Little Big Mouth General Fiction list.

Praised as “a tender exploration of friendship, families, and first love” by Liane Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Walking on Trampolines is a coming-of-age novel equal parts heartwarming, accessible, and thought-provoking, from bestselling Australian novelist Frances Whiting.

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery!


Gallery is hitting the Humor list with Sarah Colonna’s new book Has Anyone Seen My Pants? just in time for the holidays.

In the vein of Chelsea Handler’s ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA comes a whip-smart, witty exploration of dating in your thirties, from New York Times bestselling author Sarah Colonna.

Email Melanie Mitzman with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Gallery!


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The Humor list is about to get a whole lot funnier with mailed copies of a self-help book from The Gang of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Need help luring the woman or man of your dreams onto a boat? Hungry for Rum Ham but don’t know how long to cook it? Confused as to the legality of keeping birds as pets in your particular home state? Look no further, loser. The gang from Paddy’s Pub have combined forces to weigh in on life’s most important topics: Relationships, Financial Success and Career, Fashion and Personal Grooming, Health and Diet, and Survival Skills. Grab a beer, throw caution and common sense to the wind, and welcome the most influential work in the history of the written word (or at least since the script for The Nightman Cometh): The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today.

Email Tanya Lee with your thoughts and comments. Thanks, Dey Street Books!

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This winter, Weinstein Books is spooking the Young Adult and General Fiction lists with The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One, based on Paige McKenzie’s phenomenally successful YouTube series.

When Sunshine moves to a creepy old house in a small rainy town, the ghost of a young girl haunting her bedroom is only the beginning. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural will find an “adorkable” new heroine to love in Sunshine Griffith, the unlikely demon hunter racing to uncover the secrets of her haunted house and the truth about her own destiny in time to save her mother’s life. The Haunting of Sunshine Girl blends genuinely spine-chilling horror with a vibrant paranormal world and characters that will feel hauntingly real. As Sunshine would say, it is nothing short of “creeptastic.” The book has also been optioned for film development by The Weinstein Company.

Please email Georgina Levitt with your thoughts and comments, and tweet about it using #SunshineGirl. Check out the author’s videos here and tweet at her @hauntedsunshine. Thanks, Weinstein Books!

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